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TREKS books
The Archive of TREKS books and other documents is located: TREKS books are under Camping Programs/12-day and 7-day Treks/Itineraries Com...

In Philmont » 2016 Itineraries
January 06, 9:15am

Great start
Sounds like you all had a great time! You've hit the perfect way to get started - short trip (not necessarily easy)-- fun trip!

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Girl Scout Backpacking - Our Troop’s First Trip
November 18, 9:05am

2 cents more...
Our crew at Philmont this year (3 adults, 4 scouts) had 3 in boots, 4 in lighter weight shoes - all survived. Breakdown was one adult (former military) and his son in boots, one youth in boots (his...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Economy Trail Runners?
August 21, 10:38am

another 2 cents...
Philmont cooking is different from what we normally practice. When we trek at Philmont, we play by Philmont rules. Just that simple. The following quote relates to "turkey bags", but i...

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
August 20, 7:52am

I think it'd be unlikely that your Ranger will let you leave base camp without the pot. However, stranger things have happened.

In Philmont » Cooking During Ranger Checkout
August 18, 10:52am

And even old, senile advisors.... :-P

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
July 10, 8:31am

Dry camps - water management
As mentioned, dinner for lunch can minimize water needed at the dry camp. Have your meal at location with sufficient water. Then lunch at the dry camp. We carried those 2.5 gallon water bags in ...

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
June 09, 9:39am

2014 Treks
The Treks have been out for a few days. I believe Al Thompson (Watchu) has done a preliminary comparison with 2013 and found a few changes and one "new" trek. Trek 34 (SuperStren) include...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 19, 6:50am

trek numbers
It's good to use the previous year's Treks books for planning, just be aware that there may be changes. Trek 22 in the 2013 book may look totally different in 2014. Be ready to be flexible!...

In Philmont » Who's going in 2014?!
March 04, 9:42am

35 to 50
That "35 to 50" is part of the risk advisory and other literature. Not surprising you hear it over and over. "Each participant must be able to carry a 35- to 50-pound pack while h...

In Philmont » 35 to 50
January 13, 9:36am

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