White Mountain Trails Award

Sponsoring Council

Grand Canyon

Award Dimensions

5'' x 4'' w/ segments

Summary

Hike the White Mountain trails located in the rugged high-mountain country around the Mogollon Rim, Arizona's famed east-west escarpment whcih separates the state's highnorthern environs from the remainder of the state's lower desert areas.

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External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

MOUNT BALDY, SQUIRREL CANYON, EAST EAGLE CREEK, ROSE SPRING, BEAR CANYONS SEGMENTS 

1. The hikes in this area are located in rugged high-mountain country around the Mogollon Rim, Arizona's famed east-west escarpment which separates the state's high northern environs from the remainder of the state's lower desert areas. 


2. The hikes are all found in the vicinity of the Rim in eastern Arizona, between the eastern boundary of Fort Apache and San Carlos Indian Reservation and State Highway 666. 


3. The area is Arizona's most verdant and well-watered. 


4. It is a three-season hiking area, spring through fall; winter snow storms can quickly make travel hazardous. 


5. YOU MUST CONTACT THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE BEFORE TAKING ANY OF THESE HIKES AND FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. 


Note: USGS maps do not have trails numbers. You will need USFS Apache-Sitraves National Forest Map, obtained at Forest Service Ranger Stations. This map covers all the hikes in this series.



Requirements:

1. You must be a registered Boy Scout or Scouter.


2. All hikes must be supervised by a minimum of two adults (at least one must be over 21) with at least two adults for each 12 boys.


3. Awards will be denied for misconduct.


4. All of these trails are within the Coronado National Forest. Contact the appropriate office well in advance of your trip for information and details on hiking and/or camping on your trek.

United States Forest Service

Coronado National Forest

300 West Congress

Tucson, AZ. 85701

(602) 629-6483


5. Hikes must be completed. Weather, trail closure, tired boys or leaders who cannot go on, equipment failure, etc., may make it wise to stop short of completing these hikes, but do not justify granting the awards.


6. Individual "Trail Logs" describing what you did and what you saw must be signed by the Trek Leader and submitted with your High Adventure application.


7. Only one Patch or Medal will be issued to each participant.


8. Wearing Awards. Trail award patches may be displayed on the jacket, pack, camping gear or worn as a temporary insignia on the right shirt pocket. Medals may be worn on the left breast pocket to the left of the Eagle Badge on the Scout Uniform. Use Cub Scout Den numerals on trail medals as "repeater" numbers for those earning trail medals more than once.

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