High Adventure Base: Taos, New Mexico

What sets Troop 147 apart? Actually, we believe it is our devotion to Bible-infused outdoor adventure; however, one may argue that a close second is our exclusive High Adventure trip to Taos, New Mexico (early-Summer).

As a troop we’ve completed four treks to date: Summer 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. You can view photo galleries from some of our treks at the links below:

Summer 2018 Taos Photo Gallery

Summer 2019 Taos Photo Gallery

  • Where: Taos, New Mexico (Carson National Forest)
  • When: June 24 – 30, 2023
  • Who: Full Troop (Dual Treks: 4 Mile & 20-40 Mile options)
  • Woodlands Trail (Grades K-5) & Nav/Adv (Grades 6-12)

A mountain adventure for the whole troop, focusing on character building, connecting with God’s creation and the ultimate in outdoor skills. Leave as a boy, come back as a man!

  • Day 1: Drive from Dallas to Taos (caravan), the full troop stays overnight at a provided home in Taos, NM.
  • Day 2: We hit the trail as a troop. Woodlands Trailmen and accompanying adults set up camp a few miles down the trail.
  • Day 2-5: Nav/Adv Trailmen and their accompanying adults continue on a longer 20-mile trek deeper into the mountains, setting up camp along the way and packing out each day.
  • Day 6: Nav/Advs return down the trail to pick up the Woodlands group at basecamp, then back down to the trail head and then back to Dallas.

Note: We have the option for the boys to spend an extra day in Taos, NM to experience the New Mexico culture and other possible adventure activities, before heading back to Dallas. Length of trip can also be flexed to fit the schedules of those who attend.

The trip is book-ended with a nice place for the Trailmen to prep or unwind together; however, the boys and adults spend the majority of the adventure properly ‘roughing it’ in Carson National Forest. This is a time for the troop to bond as patrols, and come away with a very memorable and lasting experience they will take with them the rest of their lives. Primitive camping, hiking, fishing, filtering water from the rivers, devotional time in nature…it’s exactly how God intended.

As with all Troop 147 trips, electronics stay home, so we can truly connect with God’s wonderful creation and each other. Exceptions made of course for fathers/guardians and older Trailmen to use cell phones and radios for necessary or emergency contact.