Re: Philmont drought
Signe Rogers (midwife@SOUTHWIND.NET)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 14:38:13 -0500
At 03:05 PM 7/10/96 -0400, you wrote:
>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.
I recognize this as Trek 11 right? That is the trek our crew was on last
year, only we made a couple of itinerary changes. Change #1 came when we
had to leave a very ill crew member behind at Miner's Park so we decided
that we would have the best opportunity to have him re-connect with the crew
in a few days if we went to Cimarroncito instead of Sawthooth. Then as we
were on our day up Phillips to Comanche Peak, we planned our cooked meal for
lunch at Clear Creek to be able to eat dry food needing less water at
Comanche....Only, as we were eating lunch at noon, a thunderstorm rolled in
& did not let up & the lightening made it too dangerous to continue on to
Phillips. So we called in another itinerary change, spent the night at
Clear Creek & then went on to Cimarroncito the next day - a 15 mile hike
that was made longer by a 5 mile wrong turn. We hiked 20 miles in 13 hours
> 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.
No concerns here - just curiosity. She is raring to go - only 14 days left!
Glad you had a good time. We are taking another Explorer crew out there
again next year.
Signe Rogers, Advisor
Post 007- High Adventure
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City