Trek 2 - Itinerary
Meet at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, LA at 2:00 pm
Arrival Night 1 – Spent in Lafayette, LA at University of Louisiana at Lafayette dorms
Program - Trek preparation/Gear orientation/Gear shakedown
Paddling Environment: "Remnants"
Depart from trailhead at Grand River; Paddle 14.8 miles through the Upper Flat Area;
Night 2 – Hammocks & primitive camping along Upper Grand River at the Grand River Campsite
Paddling Environment: "Oilfields"
Paddle 12.2 miles through Fork Bayou Pigeon to Berry Lake; 2,500' Green Mile Portage
Night 3 – Hammocks & primitive camping along Bayou Sorrel at the Bayou Sorrel Campsite
Paddling Environment: "Swamps"
Paddle 16.9 miles through the cypress swamps of Cross Bayou and Blackwater Swamp
Night 4 – Hammocks & primitive camping along Turkey Bayou at the Paradise Campsite
Paddling Environment: "Bayous"
Paddle 17.3 miles through Little Bayou Long, with great opportunities for viewing bald eagles
Night 5 – Hammocks & primitive camping in the Atchafalaya Wildlife Management Area
Paddling Environment: "Lakes"
Paddle 13.8 miles through Duck Lake and Flat Lake; Exit Atchafalaya Swamp at Russo Landing trail end
Night spent in Lafayette, LA at University of Louisiana at Lafayette dorms
Program - Patch ceremony & final meal
Leave Lafayette for home. Check-out is by 9:00 am.
* Unlike other BSA High-Adventure camps, Swamp Base is not self-paced. In order to complete the Trek, crews must paddle the scheduled daily distances. Distances and Trek are subject to changes.