Inks Lake State Park

posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:11 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 6:35 AM ]
Who:  Troop 1409 and Crew 1409
Where:  Inks Lake State Park
When:  March 27-29, 2015
What:  Canoeing & Backpacking

What to pack!
Sleeping gear (tent (may be shared), pad, sleeping bag)
Mess kit (plate, spork, cup)
Cook Kit (stove & pot (may be shared)
Hygiene Kit (toothbrush, etc)
Food (easy to cook or no-cook food)
Water (3 liters)
May want to pack an extra set of clothes to leave in car in case you get wet during canoeing.  

  • Jill Douglass (AH)
  • Rich Michelson (H)
  • Joseph O'Neil (HP)
  • Jennifer O'Neil (HP)
Scouts(S);Venturers(V);Consent form signed (C), Paid (P); Agreement for use of likeness (A);Health form (H)
  • Anna Dzurenko (ACHV)
  • Chris Reisling (VH)
  • Lynna Benhamou (VH)
  • Eric Reisling (SH)
  • Andrew Michelson (SVH)
  • Evan Jewett (SVH)
  • Logan O'Neil (HSP)
  • Evan Jewett (HSV)
  • Sean Johnston (HSV)

Friday March 27th
Depart from Wells Branch MUD Annex
Car #1 (Joe):  Departs 4:00 pm
Car #2 (Marisa):  Departs ?? 
Car #3 (Jill):  meet at 4:45 pm
Wear your uniform.

Make sure you have 3 liters of water!
Eat before you leave OR stop in Burnet for a quick dinner.
Check in at Park headquarters to get parking permit.
Park at Pecan Flats Trail head parking log adjacent to headquarters.
Hike 1 mile to Pecan Flats campground.  I anticipate claiming campsites 1 - 4.  
Setup camp.
Cook hiking dessert!

Wake up at 7 am.
Cook breakfast.
Pack day pack with lunch and canoeing clothing!
Eat lunch on the trail.  
Load into cars and head to State Park store to collect canoes.
3 pm:  Attend canoe class and enjoy.
Fill water bottles, shower, etc.
Drive back to Pecan Flats trail head.
Hike back to campsite.
Cook dinner.

Wake up at 7 am.
Cook breakfast.
Leave campsite at 9 am to hike back to trail head.  
Pile into cars and head to Fish Hatchery for tour.
Start Hatchery Tour at 10:30 am.  
Lunch at the Hatchery
Pile into cars and head home at 12:30 pm.
Arrive at Annex at between 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm.  

Fisheries Tour:
  • fish production
  • morphology (way more fun than it sounds!), 
  • a fun hike up the Overlook Trail for a little geology and a great view! 
  • and maybe some unproductive Master Casting (no fish, but accuracy matters!). 

  • Jill Douglass:  both ways
  • Joe O'Neil:  both ways
  • Marisa Riseling - Friday
  • Rich Michelson - Sunday
Site A: "Girls Camp" - Jill, Anna, Lynna
Site B:  "Adult Camp" - Jenn, Joseph, Rich
Site C:  "Scout Camp" - Connor, Eric, Logan, Sean
Site D:  "Boys Camp" - Chris, Andrew, Evan

Scouts must bring their own backpacking food for the following meals!
Friday:  Dessert/Cracker Barrel

  • Camping ($10) + Canoeing ($10) + Misc* ($5) = $25
(*misc - camp fuel/gas)

To Do List:
  • Forms
    • Consent Forms
    • Health Forms
  • Packing
    • First Aid Kit
    • Roadside Emergency Kit
  • Meal Plan (who's buying, bringing, cooking)
  • Travel Plan
    • Car #1
      • Joseph O'Neil
      • Jennifer O'Neil
      • Logan O'Neil
    • Car #2
      • Marisa Riseling
      • Eric Riseling
      • Chris Riseling
      • Andrew Michelson
      • Connor Michelson
    • Car #3:  meet at 4:45 at annex
      • Jill Douglass
      • Anna Dzurenko
      • Lynna Benhamou
      • Sean Johnston
      • Evan Jewett
  • Campsite Plan (who is camping at which site)
  • Activity Consent Form:
  • Use of Likeness Form: