Friday, October 28, 2016

Fremont Peak Hike Update

Hi All,

Tomorrow's forecast for Fremont Peak calls for a temperature of 56 degrees in the afternoon going down to 52 degrees by 8:00 pm with a 10% chance of rain.  While the conditions won't be perfect for a hike and picnic dinner, we still plan to go forward with the event.  If you plan to join in the fun, please be prepared for cool and possibly wet weather.  The trail will likely also be muddy given the rain we have had in the last 24 hours. 

If the sky conditions are cloudy tomorrow evening (which is also likely), the Fremont Peak Observatory Association will open at 8:00 pm for a lecture only and will close by 9:00 pm.  We'll have to keep our fingers crossed that the skies will clear and we'll get the opportunity to see the stars!

Hope to see many of you Saturday afternoon and evening.

All the best,


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fremont Peak Hike, Saturday, October 29th

Hi All,

The Pack 93 hike at Fremont Peak will be next Saturday afternoon, October 29th.  This will be a late afternoon hike so those who are interested can participate in the Fremont Peak Observatory open house, which will occur in the afternoon and evening.  The hike is only about a mile and will take no longer than one hour, including stops for enjoying the fantastic views from 3,169 foot Fremont Peak.  We will meet at 4:30 pm, which will provide enough time to complete the hike before sunset which will occur at 6:11 pm on the 29th.     

Participation in the observatory open house sessions will be on your own, but we are timing this hike so you and your scouts can take advantage of the opportunity if desired.  The solar observatory viewing will occur from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and the evening program for observing the night sky starts at 8:00 pm and goes to at least midnight.  Those who have participated in the observatory sessions in the past have commented that being able to observe the sun safely through the solar telescope is very cool, and observing the night sky through the 30" telescope is also neat.  However, trying to do both with the younger boys might be a challenge and participation in either activity is completely up to individual families.

For those who are interested in staying after the hike, we encourage you to bring something to eat for dinner.  We can gather in the picnic area and enjoy dinner as the sun sets.  Of course, everyone is welcome to do this whether you stay for the evening observatory program or not.

Directions and additional information are provided below.  If you plan on participating, please sign up on the attendance sheet on the blog so we have an idea of how many will attend.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at

As a reminder, our normal Pack meeting for the Tigers and Bears will be held Monday evening, 24 October at 6:00 pm Church of the Good Shepherd.  Wolves will meet at Kelton Park at 5:15 pm and Webelos will meet as previously coordinated by Lucy.

Best regards,

Al Scott

Driving Directions to Fremont Peak State Park

Take Hwy 101 North from Salinas to Hwy 156 East (toward San Juan Batista).  Follow Hwy 156 approximately 13.6 miles and make a right turn on San Juan Canyon Road.  Continue approximately 7 miles to Fremont State Park.  Once in the park, follow the road to the parking lot.

Please be aware there is a $6 per car entry fee for the park. 

More info on Fremont Peak, including a link to the park brochure and more detailed directions can be found at: .  More info on the Fremont Peak Observatory including details regarding the afternoon and evening programs can be found at: .

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Carmel Sandcastle competition Sunday October 23rd 9am

The sandcastle competition is this Sunday Oct 23rd. We will meet at Carmel Beach 13th and Scenic, which is the further end of the beach. Park anywhere you can along Scenic, the closer the better.

We will begin at 9am, early birds are welcome to start digging at 8am! The more the merrier, so come when you can. We have decided upon a Turtle design.

Please bring large spades, buckets, rakes and any sand sculpting tools. Kids will get wet, so swim clothes, sunscreen, hats and shade if you have it. Bring lunch, water and snacks.

Please sign up on the attendance sheet on the blog so we know to look for you. Click attendance, then the link, then find the sandcastle tab and enter your name.

See you there!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Meeting Monday10th and October Events

Hi Pack 93 Families,

Please pencil these October events into your calendars. Come to any and all if you can!

Mon October 10th - Pack Meeting 6pm

Sun Oct 23rd 9am - Carmel Sandcastle competition - Meet at Carmel Beach at 13th Ave and Scenic drive. Bring shovels, buckets, spades, spray bottles, paintbrushes, swim clothes, sunscreen and shade. Pack a lunch and prepare for a fun day at the beach!

Mon Oct 24th - Pack Meeting 6pm

Sat Oct 29th - Freemont Peak Observatory visit and hike. Afternoon solar observing and hike after. Some may choose to stay for night time observing. More info to follow.

See you Monday,