Many of the backpacking trips listed here were set up with the Backpacking Merit Badge requirements in mind. The Mt. Rose Wilderness routes have not been broken out into discrete trips as yet. A combination of different trips in the Mt. Rose Wilderness could meet all the requirements of the merit badge reducing travel costs for the Carson, Reno and Sparks areas.
Some terms used are here defined:
Some of us recognize that scouters not comfortable with backpacking will probably
not get their scouts out backpacking. Without this more advanced form of outdoor
activity, many scouts will not get the growth opportunities that scouting could
provide them. For those not experienced in sufficient backpacking, this may
appear to be a bold statement. It is fact for those of us who have such experience.
There has been enough research at some universities to corroborate this statement.
Sufficient backpacking experience is an effective antidote to ADD and ADHD according
to some of this research.
Wilderness Kids, Backpacker Magazine