Hocking Hills Campout Summary

The weather was really nice this year -- 60-70 and sunny on Saturday, light showers Sunday morning, then clearing. Thanks to everyone who participated and made this a very fun Spring Campout. We left Hudson at about 8:30 Saturday morning, stopping at restaurants on the way down (in Logan), then began hiking at about 1:00pm at Old Man's Cave.

We then explored nearby Ash Cave, where two weddings were just breaking up, then headed to set up tents at the Youth Group primitive site (primitive means only pit toilets). After (mostly) successfully setting up tents, we started Chili and hot dog preparations. The chili was one of the best campout dinners I've ever had - nice cookin' guys! A campfire was enjoyed by all, along with camper pies, s'mores and popcorn roasted over the fire. Scouts enjoyed playing Ghost in the Graveyard, among other games well into the night.

The next morning, we awoke to a very light rain, not even worthy of rain coats. About eight families decided to stay and hike more, while most of the Pack headed back home. We visited Cedar Falls, then went upstream and crossed Queer Creek on the hanging bridge. Then four families did the 2.5 mile hike to Old Man's Cave, passing by Happy Lake.

See the pictures below:
Cub Scout Pack 3327 Hocking Hills