Re: Another Philmont trek report
Scott Meador (smeador@WEBSTAR.NET)
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 09:42:00 CDT
>Well, it seems that there were quite a bunch of us at Philmont in July. I
>began my trek on 7/14, right at the end of the dry spell that one of the
>previous posters mentioned. We had precipitation of some noticable degree
>on the first nine days we were there, including 4 days where we got pretty
>good rains (despite the assertion of the Philmont censor on my postcard to
>my parents that there were only 2 days of rain).
My trek began on 7/17. We only had rain the first day at base camp and then
the first night at Cathedral Rock Camp. The remaining days except days 10,
11, and 12 were nice. Days 10, 11, and 12 were extremely dry and hot. Those
days we stayed at New Abreu, did conservation at Stonewall Pass, Urraca, and
Miners Park. It's amazing how much water we went through on those days.
Isn't it annoying when staff decides to add to your postcards!
We did trek #7, rugged 61 miles. It was the second time for me to do the
same trek. It seemed longer and much harder this time.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City