Re: Fires and NM Scout Camps
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Wed, 12 Jun 1996 21:44:02 -0500
On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, Ronald Oakes wrote:
> Does anyone here know how the Scout Camps in New Mexico are dealing with
> the extreme fire danger this year.
> I am specifically interested in Philmont
We had a training campout and hike for our council's Philmont contingent
this past weekend. The current report we have is that Philmont is under a
"Class 2" fire rating, meaning no open fires, no campfires, no controlled
burning, but stoves are still permitted to be used. If it goes to "Class
3" then no stoves, and that will make meals interesting!
The bigger problem at Philmont for the moment is lack of winter snow and
spring rain, has a number of springs nearly dry, etc. causing severe water
shortage in back country. No back country showers, limited washing, some
camps will be dry that usually have water. Even base camp showers are
We have 4 crews going in July 20 and out Aug 1. We will miss just about
all of the Olympics! (maybe we could get them to reschedule? Ha!) We are
looking for a great time!
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