Spring Break Adventures 2022
SPRING BREAK ADVENTURES - GENERAL LINKS AND INFO
SPRING BREAK [March 19 - 26, 2022] - Adventures detailed below. Adults: 3 per crew with up to 5 crews!
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT TROOP 171 ADVENTURES - Please check the age, experience and other trip requirements for the adventures carefully. These requirements are important to insure that all the Scouts and leaders have a fun and SAFE experience. These trips are much more than car camping. Scouts will be in backcountry wilderness locations where the crew members rely on each other.
Gear - Scouts and adults are expected to have the items listed on the trip equipment lists. For safety reasons, it is important that Scouts have quality gear that fits. Scouts must attend pre-trip shakedowns and planning sessions.
Physical and Health Information
All Scouts, adults and drivers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a negative test the week before departure.
All Scouts and adults MUST have a current BSA medical form on file with the troop. Per BSA rules, parts A, B and C must be renewed every 12 months.
Scouts and Adults must be in good physical shape and medically ready for troop adventures.
Click here to check current form on file.
Spring Break Adventures Begin in
Mon. Feb. 28, 2022 Spring Break Gear and Crew Mtng [bring boots, pack, raingear]
Sat., Mar. 5, 2022 Shakedown Hike [Paria/Slots]
Sat., Mar. 5, 2022 Rappelling practice #1 [Desert HA]
Sat., Mar. 5, 2022 Gear Shakedown Hike [Harris Wash Mini AND Paria High]
Mon., Mar. 7, 2022 Gear Shakedown - follow up
Sat., Mar. 12, 2022 Rappelling practice #2 [Desert HA]
Fri., Mar. 18, 2022 Paria PM Departure
Sat., Mar. 19, 2022 All other Utah Departures
SPRING BREAK RESOURCES
Spring Break Weather Information
DESERT SLOT MINI ADVENTURE - Near Escalante, UT
DESERT HIGH ADVENTURE - Near Hanksville, UT
PARIA RIVER HIGH ADVENTURE - Near Page, AZ
DESERT SLOT CANYON MINI ADVENTURE [1st and 2nd year Scouts with Micro Adventure Experience]
PARIA CANYON HIGH ADVENTURE [Age 14 - 17 with Mini Adventure Experience]
PARIA CANYON ADVENTURE [Age 14 - 17 with Mini Adventure Experience]
Paria Canyon is the second or third level of spring break trips. This is definitely a high adventure experience. The total backpacking distance is approximately 39 miles, much of which is hiking in the Paria River, not on a trail. Scouts must have the previous experience of the Slot Canyon Adventure AND other multi-day backpacking experience.
∞ Trip Description: This backpacking trip is very challenging in that much of the time is spent backpacking in ankle to waist deep water. Because this trip is in springtime, the water can be cold. Anyone going on this trip must have the proper gear and experience to safely meet these challenges.