Jack Cudney (jecudney@HENGE.COM)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 07:52:52 -0600
To: John Bush
I too have taken a BWAC trip this summer. While we didn't use Sommers Canoe
base, we certainly got to view the magnificant country along the border.
While waking up on a quiet morning 10 miles from Moose LAke, I was amazed at
how far the sound of motorboats can carry. I grew up with that sound, but I
surley don't want it to spoil the beautiful quiet of the BWAC.
I was a little angry at the trash we found in some of the areas, but for the
most part it was clean an relatively unspoiled.
On to Philmont. Pack light!!!!. Use Whisperlite stoves, not Peak Ones. More
BTU's and therefore less fuel to heat meals. The north cointry has longer,
drier and easier hikes. The south , higher, shorted and more strenuous
hikes. A decent trade-off.
Enjoy it while it lasts !!
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