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The Oregon Trail District serves the greater Boise area, Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry and Owyhee, Nevada.
We currently support 86 Cub Packs, 79 Troops, 62 Varsity teams, 58 Venturing Crews and 1 Explorer Post that include 3,877 scouts and 2,474 adult scout volunteers!
Week of August 3, 2015
"He may not remember any single scout meeting, but every Scout remembers their first backpack trip and their first 50 miler."
High Res Version of Route Map Shown Above
Updated for 2015 Dates for Fifty Miler.
Opportunity to conduct a backpacking trip with other scout units.
Beginner 2 nights, 10 mile loop hike to Loon Lake. August 6 - 8th
Click Here to register for the Beginner Hike.
Intermediate 3 nights, 25-30 miles beginning near Upper Payette Lake. August 5 - 8th
Click Here to register for the Intermediate Hike.
Advanced 5 nights, 50 miler starting at Camp Morrison following in reverse the winter trek of three airmen who hiked out of their crash site at Loon Lake in 1942. August 3 - 8th
Click Here to register for the Advanced 50 miler.
In a Nutshell All hikers will check in at the Camp Morrison on different days and complete on the same day, Saturday, and rendezvous at nearby Burgdorff Hot Springs for a well deserved soak, a great non-freeze-dried meal, and a participant patch.
At least one adult in each group must be current on Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
All adults should be current with online training: Trek Safely, Safe Swim and Hazardous Weather.
All participants will undergo a pack check at Camp Morrison and must be fluent in Leave No Trace. A gear check list and menu suggestions will be provided prior to August.
Update Spring 2015. An alternate route has been proposed for Day 1 to leave from Camp Morrison and ascend to the ridgline trail and traverse to Duck Lake instead of starting at the Lake Fork Guard station. This allows 1 extra day removed from a developed road, leaving day 2 the only day on a developed road.
Cost - $35 per hiker.
Participation is limited to ninety hikers. This is a brand new first year event. Contact Brian Loomis or Erik Lund for additional details.
2 Night Route
3 Night Route
5 Night Route
USGS Topographic Maps - PDF Files
Independence Day observed
07/31/2015 - 08/02/2015
Leader Specific Training
08/03/2015 - 08/08/2015
Oregon Trail Trekker
09/03/2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
District Committee Meeting