Tuesday, July 11, 2006

After 2 years in the planning, it's almost time. Two years ago Leigh asked if I'd be interested in doing a wilderness trek with him. The trip would include his wife, a son and daughter and a half dozen boy scouts., camping and hiking at Philmont Ranch in the southern Rockies of New Mexico. Obviosly, I agreed. Philmont Scout Ranch is a national camping area, owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Philmont is large, comprising 137,493 acres or about 215 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rockies. 32 staffed camps and 50 unstaffed camps are operated by the ranch. Philmont has high mountains which dominate rough terrain with an elevation ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet. http://www.philmont.com/page.php?page=site/home.php

We leave here for Syr. fri. after work to spend the night for a 0430 take off Sat. morning to New Mexico. The adventure begins.

Off for my run.

Green - blueberries

Roses - with Bees


Blogger Carole Burant said...

That will certainly be an adventure in itself, going with a group like that...make sure you take lots of pictures:-) I'm sure you'll be seeing some extraordinary scenery!! Hope all goes well..be safe..and have fun:-) Love the pictures! People are starting to pick the wild blueberries around here but they're still not quite ready yet.

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