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Summit Fever

Gypsy badge requirements 1: Help your patrol, troop, or camp unit plan and go on two all-day hikes. Plan where to go, what to wear and take. Get necessary permissions; 2: Know how to walk and rest correctly; 3: Use good outdoor manners: On the way. At hike site. On trails. Do an outdoor good turn on each hike.

Some people see a mountain and want to climb it. I see a mountain and am content just to look at it. I do enjoy taking in a sweeping view from a mountaintop, but I’d just as soon drive to the top and pull off at the scenic turnout to take it in; sometimes I’ll even get out of the car to stretch my legs. So the idea of spending a weekend hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains was a little foreign to me. But here I was. Read More