Re: Philmont concerns
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 23:15:31 +0000
On Mon, 8 Sep 1997 12:15:10 -0500, "Keith T. Hooks"
>2. We saw three crews of 4-H kids go on the trail the same day we did.
When I was on trek in 1996, we saw several foreign Scout units, (Japanese,
French, German) at base camp, and met 2 of them at verious stops on the
trail. I have no problem with leaving some space allocated to such foreign
units or other (non-scout) youth groups.
Total backcountry use is around 20,000 people per season which I think is
managed rather well for that huge number. Some people get there and some
do not. I had to wait almost 30 years for my turn. There are lots of
other places to visit as well, Philmont isn't the only place to go.
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