Just back from a hike with troop 77 on the Appalachian trail. Troop 77 is quite large and has a good number of dedicated, skilled and trained leaders so we were able to hold three simultaneous outings: a base camp for the youngest scouts, a relatively easy backpacking trip for the intermediate scouts, and a more difficult trip for the older scouts. That’s the one I’m reporting.
The troop booked the kimsey creek group campsite from the national forest service. We were then shuttled to the Beech Gap trail and walked via the mountain back to the group site. The GPX track is here .