The Story of the Yawgoog Trails


Section 1: The Six Main Trails of Yawgoog


There are six major trails in Camp Yawgoog: the Orange, White, Yellow, Green, Red, and Blue trails. Each trail is designated by markings of the respective color on trees. In some places two trails will share the same path; in these cases the trail contains single markings of both colors. There also are many side-trails, marked with double dots, which lead to various points of interest. Some side-trails return to the main trail while others need to be hiked in reverse direction to get back to the main path. It should be noted that organizations, such as the Appalachian Mountain Club, use double dots to signify turns on their trails.

The trails are currently marked with painted markings on trees. Signs painted on can lids are present to signify landmarks and, it is hoped, that these will be replaced, as needed, in the future.

Although trails are discussed as if they were being hiked in a particular direction, there is no requirement to hike that way. Hikers who hike a trail in reverse should be careful to switch terms like "left" with "right" in the following descriptions; compass directions are given to add clarity.

Travelers are encouraged to have a map and compass with them; maps covering the Camp Yawgoog area can be found in Appendix E. Be sure to carry sunscreen, insect repellent, a first aid kit and plenty of water. Scouts should hike in groups of 4 or more. Black bears have been seen in the greater Yawgoog area; please read the safety tips from The American Bear Association.


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