The spring backpacking trip on the AT in North Jersey/New York was simply absurd. Endless rock climbs, places where the trail went straight up, views forever (thanks no leaves yet!), and the descent of Agony Grind that took out four adult knees (the Scouts, of course, were fine)… what a trip! We did have to call it short after three days due to all of the adults keeling over (thanks knees, you owe me), but the Scouts made 30 of the toughest backpacking miles I’ve ever seen. And they would have finished it too. We’ll totally be back!