Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer fun - Troop 805 on the AT - By Michelle Libby

Windham Boy Scout Troop 805 hiked 50 miles on the Appalachian Trail at the beginning of August. They started at Nahmakanta Lake and finished with the ascent of Katahdin Mountain. Ten boys and six adults made the five day trek, where they lived out of the backpacks they carried, some weighing as much as 40 pounds. 

“I was very proud of these boys. We had a memorable hike,” Scoutmaster Chuck Libby said. Kudos to Russ Shoberg for his planning of the hike and all of the parents who participated, Libby added.
For some of the boys and adults, this hike completed their goal of completing the entire 100 mile wilderness known to be one of the most difficult parts of the Appalachian Trail because of its remoteness. 

Adults on the trip were: Chuck Libby, Russ Shoberg, Paul Preston, Rob Hatch, Paul Dube and Roy Watson.

Boy Scouts were: Josh Libby, Dean Preston, Francis Watson, Reese Preston, Aidan Hatch, Jaren Preston, Tucker Labbe, Clay Hatch and Owen Watson.

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