J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 08:30:04 -0600
Mike Walton <blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET> wrote:
Subject: Re: Philmont
>I'm hoping that others can chime in on the particulars that I've
>left out!! But it's NOTHING like Philmont. Not even close.
I hadn't realized that anyone in the US was unfamiliar with Philmont but,
there's nothing like it - I agree.
Briefly, Philmont is about 126,000 acres in Northeastern New Mexico nestled
in the Sangre de Christo Mountains. The eleveations are about 5000-13000
feet. There are numerous treks ranging from 50-85 miles and from typical to
you better be in GREAT shape. I've been from Havana to Tokyo and all 50
states in between and Philmont is the one trip I wish I could do again. The
trip was even more spectacular because I went with my 2 sons. One was crew
chief and his son will be crew chief.
There were 12 of us - 2 adults. 9 of the 12 were Eagles and we went in a
Winnebago. We spent 23 days at Philmont and sightseeing to and from; we went
one way and came back another. The entire cost for each of us was
approximately $500, however, that was in 1976. My oldest grandson will go
this summer and he will spend about $1200 of his own money plus about $500
of ours - many contingents will not cost nearly that much. BTW the $1200 -
his uncle pays him for every "A" and he has saved for Philmont since the 1st
grade. If I didn't have acrophobia my wife and I would drive there just to
watch him leave and get back - it's that great
My grandson will be here today until Saturday. If you have questions ask by
e-mail and perhaps he will have an answer. My answer to every question - GO!
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 17:39:27 -0500
From: "Don, Liz & Matt" <DScruggs@CONCENTRIC.NET>
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