Re: Philmont lottery/reservations
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 23 Aug 1994 14:50:55 EDT
We previously had a short exchange about missing out on Philmont.
Philmont is a great experience, HOWEVER, there are many other
great ways to experience scouting. My own memories of Philmont
are not that great, HOT and dusty when we arrived, rain and
hail in cold mud later in the week!
Adirondek treks are another great adventure. And you can do
a total wilderness trek, or combine hike, rock climbs and
canone treks, with BASE camp activities, and/or merit badge work.
And for units in NY and NEW england, the price to inlcude transportation
is about 1/2 of Philmont!
The are also great treks in Maine, and even Canada, in the Ontario
provential parks such as Algonquin or the Halibuton Highlands areas.
The are also great mountain treks in New hampshire, along the
presidential range, to Mount Washington etc.
I guess my thought is, "SO WHAT, you got closed out at Philmont."
There are still many great, maybe even better treks available.
For the Adirondek treks, you can arrange your own, or the various
camps will set up everything for you, including a Vouyager/guide.
(in the tradings of the old traper guiders).
I like the Adirondek treks so much, I plan on going back and
taking my family on one of the Easy canoe routes. Even if
the group camp fire may be smaller. BUT, on the easy routes
there are ofter other groups near buy more than willing to
sit arround a warm fire and tell CAMP stories etc.
It is not philmont, and you will not get a black bull to wear,
but you can wear the LOON, which is far more rare than the bull!
yeah I been to Philmont! And no PAB, we did not have to shoot
Buffalo with our black powder rifles for food on the trail ;)
BNUT we did have BUFFALO JERKY ! ;)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City