Desert Backpack Award

Sponsoring Council

San Diego - Imperial

Award Dimensions

3'' x 3''

Summary

Complete an overnight backpack of 7-1/2 hours scheduled backpack time in 2 consecutive days, camping at least 1-1/2 hours scheduled backpack time from both the trail head and the pick-up point in the Mojave or Sonoran Deserts.

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Detailed Requirements

DESERT BACKPACK 


Requirements

1. The backpack must be made in the Mojave or Sonoran Deserts of the Southwest U.S. 


2. Complete an overnight backpack of 7-1/2 hours scheduled backpack time in 2 consecutive days, camping at least 1-1/2 hours scheduled backpack time from both the trail head and the pick-up point. 


3. The backpack must be in an arid desert defined as "an area of low annual rainfall, high evaporation rate, scarcity of water, wide range of temperature and sparse vegetation". This does not include the chaparral ecology. It ranges from sandy flat lands to jagged, steep mountains. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Joshua Tree National Monument are excellent examples of desert parklands. 


4. Each person shall, as part of a group project, complete one hour of conservation work to improve the trail, the campsites, or the general area either on or within 30 days of the Backpack. NOTE: Trail work, except clean-up, must be authorized in advance by an area Ranger. 


5. Comply with the General Requirements.

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