Camp Walker BSA Troop 137

Philmont Scout Ranch Trek 2017

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Greetings Scouts and Scouters of Troop 137!

This web page is dedicated to the events leading up to, information about, and communications for the level II trip to Philmont National BSA Reserve in New Mexico coming up ~June 24-July 8, 2017.  James Green is heading up the Philmont Committee for this trip as help in preparations that will lead up to this trek and other backpacking, training, and otherwise active events that will help us 'be prepared' to get as much as we can out this scouting experience.  The Philmont Committee (Markus Kunz, Chuck Vollmer, Ken Salstrand, Jeff Green, Bill Davis, Rich Grayson, Craig Burford, and James Green) is made up individuals and supported by those very experienced specifically with the Philmont experience and other backpacking trips.  We will work hard to make this a fun and memorable trip.

Being on a trek at Philmont is not easy is not about comfort although those moments do come along.  However, it is about an outdoors experience that you likely have never had before and may never again.  It is a natural reserve for the BSA to explore many miles of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico at elevations from ~6,500' to ~12,400' for 12 days of which 10 will be on the back-country trails.  Anyone who plans to participate in this adventure must individually want to be there and actively engage in the performance of their crew because of the physical and mental rigor of what will be required of each person attending.  It is not easy.  But, it is worth it!

Below is information that is pertinent to this trip (on-going, visit it regularly).

Philmont 2017 Trek Reference/Info web links

Check out Backpacking Basics and Beyond for lots of tips from backpacking many experiences.

03 Mar., 2017, JRG