2014 Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Mt. Whitney

July 17, 2014 to July 27, 2014


High Adventure

Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Mt. Whitney

July 17 - 27, 2014


This High Adventure trip is open to all Scouts in the troop and their families based on their abilities to perform the tasks on the trip.  There are some days where the adventure includes rigorous activites that require that the participant be in good physical condition.  This includes high heat in Death Valley and high altitude at Mt. Whitney.

To reserve one or more seats on this adventure you must contact Greg Kezele very soon as flight reservations and payments need to be made this month to assure the best rates.

The tentative itinerary is listed below.  The estimated cost is $1000.  Airfare needs to be paid by the end of May, Therefore $600.00 must be paid by May 22, 2014.  If you have questions please contact Greg Kezele at 440-413-0499 or gkezele@roadrunner.com.

 Date    Activity



Fly to Las Vegas. Leave Cleveland 8:35 am and arrive Las Vegas 10:02 am.  Drive to Zion National Park (166 miles 2 Hours 45 min). Spend the balance of the day, then drive to camp (south Camp ground 435-772-3256.)



Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park (85 miles) spend day then drive to Camp  Lee’s Ferry camp ground (Page AZ 161 Miles 3 hr 15 min) that evening  (See horse shoe canyon  (Glenn Canyon National recreation Area)



Drive to Grand Canyon National Park (132 miles 2hrs 31 min).  Spend day.  Drive to Hualapai Lodge and stay the night (139 miles 2 hr 10 min)



Drive to Grand Canyon (60 miles).  Hike to Havasupai campground (about 10 miles).  Spend the rest of the day at waterfalls



Optional hike to Colorado River (14 miles round trip, no backpacks). Spend the night at the campground.



Spend the day enjoying the Canyon and waterfalls. Leave Supai and hike back to vans at Hualapai hilltop (10 miles).  Drive to Las Vegas (215 miles) and spend the night.



Leave Las Vegas at 7am and drive to Death Valley (150 miles).  Visit Badwater. (Lowest point in U.S., 282 feet below sea level).  Eat lunch at Furnace Creek.  Visit other Death Valley sites.  Leave Death Valley and drive to Whiney Portal (90 miles) camp overnight. Must pick up Mt. Whiney permits by 2 pm.



Hike to summit (14,494 feet above sea level, no backpacks), then back to Whitney Portal campground and spend the night. (22 miles round trip).  Others can hike to Lone Pine Lake (6 miles round trip) and/or visit other nearby sites.



Leave Whitney Portal and drive back to Death Valley (90 miles) and camp at Mahogany Flats (Elev. 8200 ft).



Stay overnight in Las Vegas



Fly back to Cleveland.  Leave Sunday 10:16 am and arrive 5:34 pm.