Our hike today will take us to Apache Springs along the Agua Fria creek, which means several creek crossings.
Apache Springs Camp
In 2005 we stopped and watched a black bear along this trail as she dug for grubs. The hike is a relatively short one, and we will climb some switchbacks that Troop 50 helped build as part of our conservation work back in 2005. Apache Springs is a large camp in a huge meadow surrounded by large Ponderosa pines, and aspen trees. Program here follows the Jicarilla Apache way of life with 3 dimensional archery, which is always fun and then end the day in a sweat lodge.
After spending 30 minutes in the sweat lodge you step outside and immediately dump a bucket of cold water over your head, talk about invigorating.
We will also do our Conservation work here, each crew must do 3 hours of Cons while on the trail. We will also make a food pickup here at the Commissary for the next 4 days.