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Shaefers Pass
+1 on the Shaefers' water. Only once in the treks I've done has there been anything more that a trickle. You'll have potable water at Miners Park and then the opportunity to top-off at ...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 18, 4:38am

Philmont trek
Shane - If I assume correctly, you're doing trek 24? If so, water sources should not be a major problem. I've done similar treks in the past and have not lacked for water. Every st...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 17, 6:01am

Trekking this year or next?
So, are you doing a trek this year? Comments on the water board are on target. Tanks of the sort shown are not (to my knowledge) used. Even where such tanks were present, they were for over...

In Philmont » Purifying water (with dead things in it)
June 16, 7:19am

#3
Minor addendum - If the crew doesn't want to hike over Black Mountain, there is an alternate route. From Shaefers Pass go down to North Fork Urraca, water up and take to creekside trail t...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 13, 5:31am

#3
Cimarroncito to Clarks Fork is about 2.5 miles - water up there. Clarks Fork to Shaefers Pass is about 2 miles. That will be a fairly short day. It may be too early to do dinner for lunch at Clarks...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 13, 5:30am

Water Board
There's no way to print in advance copies of the water board, it's a dynamic thing. I should say water BOARDS, there are 3 to cover the Ranch and the Valle. It's difficult to see in ...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 10, 6:03am

Internet
Mostly didn't. The "Philmont Advisors Guide" began about 20 years ago. There were a few websites available and a mail list. Selden Ball had the most comprehensive site (www.lepp.corne...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 09, 1:49pm

2002 Ponil Complex Fire
Santa Claus Canyon 10 years later It's taken 10 years for the regeneration to get this far. Some parts are far worse. I was surprised to see dead timber still standing. Also, some of the b...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 08, 5:06am

Valle Vidal
Never been there, though our 2002 trek was supposed to be in the area. That was the year of the Ponil Complex fire - North Country closed for the duration. Roughly 10,000 acres of the Ranch was bur...

In Philmont » What 2015 Itinerary Did You Get?
April 07, 5:43am

Archive
2004 Guidebook to Adventure: "A quality pair of broken-in hiking boots are a necessity at Philmont." No real change in 10 years. As for the Rangers, trail-runners were observed o...

In Philmont » Are boots required now?
April 07, 5:10am

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