Pinnacle hike with V95 and other Venturing friends.
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We met at 8:00AM at Cedarville Church, and drove to the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot. Then followed the AT to Pulpt Rock. After a quick rest and some great views, we got back on the trail towards the Pinnacle. Some fun rock climbing / bouldering along the trail! Made it to the Pinnacle just after noon. Had lunch in the shade and enjoyed the awesome views. Only a couple of buzzards (we think one was our friend “Julio”) in the air. On the way out we first heard and then saw a timber rattler (about 4′ long) minding his own business and trying to get away. Total hike = 8.4 miles.
After getting back to our cars, we went to Cabelas. We did some shopping (or hanging out on the couches in the furnishing section - nice stuff if you have a cabin), Then we enjoyed the buffet for dinner, and drove back to the church. Great weather, great time!
Members of Crew 95 represented Venturing and it’s benefits at the ribbon-cutting event at North Coventry Woods in Pottstown this past weekend. Providing information about the requirements of Venturing, types of activities, and answering questions, the Crew showed slides of past events as well as handing out the new Venturing Crew 95 water bottles. (picture coming soon).
This past weekend some members of Crew 95 stepped up and helped with the 2009 Pottstown Relay for Life. Starting at 6:30 in the morning they helped clean up the hundreds of luminaries that were part of the event. Transporting milk crates full of 2×4 blocks used to support the candles after dismantling each of the luminaries by hand was part of the tasks they were requested to tackle by the Relay for Life Staff. After completing the dismantling, the Crew members grabbed brooms and helped in the cleaning of the bleachers from wax and other debris. The Crew members received high praise from the staff of the Relay for pitching in and helping get a job that normally takes several hours done in record time. Good job Crew!
The Crew had a great hike on a beautiful day on May 9th around the Pinnacle Loop ending with dinner and “gear evaluations” at Cabela’s. An eventful day with lost cell phones, rattlesnakes, and naps was had. Pictures are coming soon…