Panorama of the Elk Pen Trail

Fall Hike 2017: Elk Pen Loop Trail at Harriman State Park, Southfields, New York

Bright and early at 7:15 am on Saturday, October 21st, Scout Master Carl Joslyn met up with a group of Scouts and Parents at St. James for an equipment check (Hiking boots, appropriate attire for the outdoors, plenty of water, a cold sack lunch, snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, a hat or sunglasses, a personal first aid kit, an activity consent form! and at least one compass per patrol) before heading out to Harriman State Park in New York.

The Group Hiked the Elk Pen Loop Trail, a 10.7 mile hike around the Park.

Troop 12 boys take break along the Elk Pen Trail.
Troop 12 boys take a break along the Elk Pen Trail.
Gabe G. hiding behind a tree
Gabe G. seems a little bashful behind that tree.
Adult contingent at the Troop 12 Fall Hike 2017
The Adults and Max L. strike a pose. First Row, L. to R.: Max L, Tony Ferrante, Lisa Croft. 2nd Row, L. to R.: David Lagasse, David Goldsteen, Nesma Loblack, 3rd Row: L. to R.: Scout Master Carl Joslyn, Bhavani McCann, and Stephan Kwiaktowski.
View of a Lake on the trail.
View of a Lake on the trail.
Interesting Rock feature along the trail.
Interesting Rock feature along the trail.
Panorama of the Elk Pen Trail 2
Panorama of the Elk Pen Trail 2
The boys take a rest along the trail.
The boys take a rest along the trail.
Scout Master Joslyn brings up the rear of the troop.
Scout Master Joslyn brings up the rear of the troop.
The passage called "The Lemon Squeezer!"
The passage called “The Lemon Squeezer!”
Gabe, Max and Charles take in the view.
Gabe, Max and Charles take in the view.

On the other side of The Lemon Squeezer.
On the other side of The Lemon Squeezer.
The troop on the other side of The Lemon Squeezer
The troop on the other side of The Lemon Squeezer

Attending the hike were the following:

Acting Senior Patrol Leader:
  • Jackson K.
Patrol Leaders:
  • Charles M.
  • Max F.
  • Gabe G.
  • Sam L.
Scouts:
  • Aiden K.
  • Alex D.L.R.L.
  • Matt C.
  • Michael U.
  • Sacha G.
  • Denzel L.
  • Kieran M.
Parents:
  • Nesma Loblack
  • David Goldsteen
  • David Lagasse
  • Tony Ferrante
  • Lisa Croft
  • Stephan Kwiaktowski
  • Bhavani McCann
Siblings:
  • Max L.