||Middle Branch Lake, near Old Forge, NY
||November 14-15, 2009
||An excellent collection of scouts (Ben, Emmet, Brian,
Sam, Oliver, Tony), some of the standard guard of leaders (Mr.
Koslosky, Mr. Fitzsimmons, Mr. Pratt), a couple of
new adult leaders (Mr. Loori and Mr. Chiffy!), and of course Max.
||This general region was originally called "Ha-De-Ron-Dah"
by the local Indians, which loosely translates to bark-eaters.
It is from this name that we now call the area the Adirondacks.
From Scoutmaster John Koslosky's trip report to the
Our backpacking trip went very well despite the fact that a
few of us hiked a little more than planned. I was greatly pleased, however,
with the efforts put forth by our scouts. I was especially pleased with the
performance of our three youngest scouts: Tony "Speedy" Chiffy, Oliver Pratt
& Sam Northrup.
After the trip, Tony hustled back to New Hartford to
participate in a soccer game. And Oliver & Sam were members of the group
(including yours truly & Brian Pratt) who went on an unplanned side trip. I
am especially proud of the way Oliver & Sam took it all in "stride"!
Thanks also to the adult leaders who made this trip
possible: Tony Chiffy, Mike Fitzsimmons, Eric Loori & Brian Pratt.