Woot woot! It is hard to believe in exactly 30 days we will be hitting the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch. Who knew over a year of planning would go by so quickly. It seems hard to believe we are finally in the last stages of preparing for Philmont.
Our prep hiking has been kicked up a notch and living rooms and garages are becoming sorting grounds full of equipment. With Philmont just 30 days away we’ve picked up the hiking pace to 2-3 times a week. Everyone’s doing great and the enthusiasm is building.
The merry band of nine is full of newbies and a smattering of veterans. With five of the six youth experiencing the backcountry of New Mexico for the first time it is sure to be a delight. There is really nothing better than conquering the initial climb of the trek, setting up camp, purifying water and throwing your first bear bag line. It will be a trip of firsts and we could not be more excited.
Keep an eye out for more details of our trek and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we travel by train from Central Illinois to the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains.