Boy Scout Trail Award
Backpack the Boy Scout Trail in Joshua Tree National Park, entering from either Indian Cove (2,840 feet) or Keys West (4,040 feet).
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BOY SCOUT TRAIL
This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210, Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
Backpack the Boy Scout Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.
You may enter from either Indian Cove (2,840 feet) or Keys West (4,040 feet).
Recommend camping west of the trail near Keys Peak (~4.5 miles in from Indian Cove or ~3.3 miles in from Keys West trailhead).
One option is to complete the trek as a thru-hike, though this requires car shuttling between locations.
Another option is to do this trek as a round trip by entering at Indian Cove, hiking approximately 4.5 miles to Keys Peak, setup camp ... day hike Keys Peak, and then return to your vehicles the next morning. Similarly, one could do the same type of thing from Keys West.
The bottom line is to enjoy this as a backpacking experience.
1. Furbush, P: On Foot in Joshua Tree National Park, Fifth Edition. M.I. Adventure Publications, Moose, WY, January, 2005.