Sunday, September 25, 2011

East Canyon State Park

Troop 1305 recently completed their eighth campout for the year at East Canyon State Park. We had an enjoyable time even with only three scouts attending. The original plan was to camp at Mormon Flats, however the campsite is a Group Site only. Saturday morning we were able to go to Mormon Flats and spend a few minutes talking about the history of the site.

The Mormon Flats area is the last camp site that the Mormon pioneers used before coming into the Salt Lake Valley. The trail and area was originally traveled by the Donner-Reed Party in their travels to California. They helped blaze the trail that would allow the Mormon pioneers travel this area easier.

To read more about this area visit