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Tackling the trail at Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch

The Scouts from Troop 776, Goddard, Kan., took at four-day backpacking trek through the backcountry at Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch near Walsenburg, Colo., last summer.

Their goal was to climb 12,683-foot East Spanish Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Not exactly your traditional summer camp experience.

Watch this video of Troop 776 on the trail, and then check out the February 2009 issue of Boys’ Life to learn more about cool summer camp experiences.

Comments about “Tackling the trail at Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch”

  1. Troop 776 says:

    yes we ended up making it to the top the filmers could not make it though so we did not get any footage it was an amazing time and we plan on going back to spanish peaks this year to do the blanca basin hike!

  2. Navy Fan says:

    Brings back great memories of my scout days

  3. soccer99 says:

    That must have been a really exciting experience. I would have liked to go. It would have been really fun. I hope you get to go again. :)

  4. Troop 31 says:

    Great Job Guys! Outstanding!

  5. Eagle Scout 128 says:

    Great video, guys!

  6. TaterSalad69 says:


    I hope you enjoyed the Peaks. It was my home camp as a boy, and now as an adult leader, I pray that I can take my new troop there to experience the wonder that is Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch. Keep the faith and stay in Scouting forever!


  7. King says:

    Yay Mountain Goat! You are such a good backpacker and I know that troop and many others have had fun because of you!!

  8. redhead0413 says:

    That must have been so cool i really wish i could have gone that year

  9. Anonymous says:

    Did you make any video of rockclimbing/repelling?

  10. smith says:

    This was so cool to watch. I’m so glad to see the group out like this and really experiencing life as it is. My grandson just received his Eagle Scout Award. You all keep enjoying nature at it’s best.

  11. SM says:

    Yes we made it to the top. It was a great view and well worth the effort. I climbed the same peak 35 years ago but I think it was smaller back then. :-)

  12. venard says:

    i hope you made it to the top of the east peak beutiful scean

  13. kanphil says:

    Looks absolutely great! My two Texas scouts can’t wait to try it!

  14. logiebear says:

    troop 776 you did good you go guys

  15. joy joy says:

    wow guys

  16. peanut says:

    did they ever make it to the peak? great video. i may try this on my next outting.

  17. Golean says:

    Are we there yet!!!!

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