Re: Philmont drought
Dave Rogers (DA6ver6@AOL.COM)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 15:05:08 -0400
Just returned from Philmont. Of course, it can rain on you one place but not
rain on the rest of camp, blah, blah, blah.
We thought we'd made history by breaking the drought. It rained night of 6/25
(Old Abreu) and 6/26 (Urraca), half of day 6/27 (Uracca to Stonewall Pass),
half day 6/29 (Black Mountain to Phillips Junction), half of 6/30
(threatening hypothermia on hike up Mount Phillips and Comanche Peak), and
rained on us at base camp 7/5.
But the reservoirs and stock ponds on and around Philmont are many feet down
in water level. Burn ban remains, only camp stove fires in fire rings and we
missed out on several programs such as black powder shooting.
Felt a tiny bit short-changed, but it was my first trip and, boy, did the
positives outweigh the negatives. Not sure what specific concerns you and
your daughter have, but I'd tell her to go, don't worry, be happy. It's sure
to be an unforgettable (and positive) experience.
Dave Rogers, ASM Troop 85, Beaumont, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City