Re: philmont report
Bill Euerle (wjeuerle@CECI.MIT.EDU)
Sun, 25 Jul 1993 11:55:34 -0400
Thanks for the brief message about some of the trails out at Philmont.
Unless I missed it, I think you missed the most important question
though. Did you (and the rest of your crew) have fun? I've been to
Philmont twice as part of a crew ('87, '90), and once on staff as a
Ranger ('91), but haven't been fortunate enough to go back since
(hopefully next summer). For me, Philmont was the highlight of my
scouting youth, far exceeding the National Jamboree (troop 1305 in
'89) and my own Eagle Ceremony (approval from national got mailed to
my home while I was at the Jamboree). I'd go back to Philmont in a
second.... The Jamboree, well, it was fun, and if I was needed as an
assistant scoutmaster for a troop, well, I'd go....
Unfortunately, new trails happen slowly at Philmont. Trail crew was
working on the Lover's Leap trail when I was a Ranger. (I hiked it
while it was still just red flags on trees. Still much better than
the road) They must have finished it last summer.
I found out about the "New" Shaefer's Pass to Shaefer's Peak trail
while I was a ranger helping with a litter-carry of two people down
from Tooth Ridge in '91. The trail was "half-done" then as well....
Troop 7 Foxboro
Old Colony Council, MA
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