For this year’s Pack 104 Fall Campout, on September 23-25, we went to Mount Madonna in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Mt. Madonna is a gorgeous county-run park in Santa Clara County. We have reserved the Huckleberry group camp for the pack. Your whole family (and friends!) are welcome to come join us for three days and two nights of camping, hiking, and of course S’mores.
The park has several lovely eco-zones, including redwoods, oak woodland, and grassy meadows. This gem is a well maintained, 4,605 acre park dominated by the redwood forest characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. To the east, the park overlooks the Santa Clara Valley, to the west, Monterey Bay.
Several of the AOLs went on a horseback riding adventure at Mount Madonna Stables. The scouts had a fantastic time!
More information on the park can be seen at the county website: https://parks.sccgov.org/santa-clara-county-parks/Mt.Madonna-county-park
and in the park’s brochure: https://parks.sccgov.org/sites/g/files/exjcpb961/files/documents/Mt%20Madonna%20Brochure%20Cover.pdf