Some scout troops like camping in fair weather, and some will go in anything. Andrew and I tagged along with the Glen Eagle Ward scout troop and had a great time. As winter camping in Colorado can be cold, we were well prepared, and it's a good thing we were. We left late on a Friday afternoon with snow falling heavily. By the time we got to the trailhead at Mount Herman Rocks, there was 1-½ feet of fresh snow. We hiked in the dark and falling snow with all our cooking merit badge gear and set up camp in one of the draws in the mountains. Because the scouts had left firewood from their previous campout, we had a huge fire going in minutes. We cooked dinner and then dug places out in the snow for our tents. When we woke up, another 6 inches of snow was on the ground. We made a new fire, cooked breakfast, did a few miles of orienteering in the snow, cut up more wood, and then hiked all our gear out. It was an amazing adventure and though it was a little crazy, it gave us confidence that we could camp in Colorado’s wild winter weather.