The older scouts from Troop 564 of Burnett County spent a week on their annual high adventure trip. This year the scouts chose to explore Glacier National Park in Montana.
They drove to Medora, ND and camped at Teddy Roosevelt National Park the first day and attended a local rodeo. The next day they crossed the entire state of Montana, which was choked with smoke from the forest fires in the Rocky Mountains.
They used a campground in West Glacier as base camp for the week. The first two days they did five-to-ten-mile day hikes along the continental divide. Next, they packed up all their gear and hiked eight miles into the backcountry of the park and camped on Gunsight Lake for three days. The scouts hauled all their own gear and food for the trip and filtered glacial melt water for their drinking and cooking water. Some of the wildlife that they saw included antelope, bear, big horn sheep and mountain goats.