Re: Gone to Philmont
Dave Rogers (DA6ver6@AOL.COM)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 17:07:48 -0400
Mike Montoya, before departing for Philmont, talks of going with his son, and
his son's stated wish to take his own son someday....
I just got back from my first trip to Philmont, having gone with my 14 YO son
and 23 other members of our troop. Wow. After climbing Mt. Phillips in a
pouring rain (chill factor 20-something) on my 41st birthday -- Baldy wasn't
on our itinerary -- and descending into a cloud only to go right back uphill
to Comanche Peak, I declared it to be "The greatest accomplishment of my life
and a task I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy."
Enough about me. Regarding Montoya's three-generation quest, 2 or our crew
members had a hand in a pretty rare feat, I'd guess. Fellow Scouter David
Clark Teel and his soon-to-be-Eagle son Charles Teel were the third and
fourth generations of their Scouting family to trek Philmont.
A highlight of our Philmont prep was a color Super-8 movie that had been made
in 1945 by Clark Teel's grandfather when he took Clark's father and other
boys to Philmont. Back then, the boys hiked only with daypacks, as their gear
was sent ahead each day by trucks, and they bunked in six-man wall tents.
Clark, who had been to Philmont as a Scout in the 60s, only came across the
films about a year ago and had them transferred to videotape. He left a copy
for the Philmont staff last week.
Just thought you'd like to know. YIS
ASM, Troop 85
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