Philmont Topo Maps
Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Fri, 1 Sep 1995 11:00:20 -0400
When the crew advisor and crew leader go into Logistics to finalize the
planning for their itinerary, the crew leader is told to go to the water
board and mark down ALL of the information on that board. The spring/
stream you refer to on the map (I looked at it) is intermittent and
the stream is marked as alluvial. This is also gone over in ranger training.
Sorry you didn't have water when you needed it but now at least, there
is no excuse for not knowing where the water is since they ask every crew
coming off of the trail to report on springs and then don't always rely on
that information but have people check. They even report flow rates out
the springs and tell you the date when that flow was reported and corroborated.
For those of you advising or going on a trek to Philmont, your second most
important stop after the health lodge is NOT the equipment check out but
the logistics office. USE IT.
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