Re: Philmont 2000
Nathan Alan Beauheim (beauheim@CAE.WISC.EDU)
Tue, 7 Apr 1998 11:09:05 -0500
What it may come down to is "Why do you want to go to Philmont?" Do you:
(A) Go because it's Philmont. Just the prestige.
(B) Want to go backpacking in the mountains of New Mexico.
(C) Go to do all the neat activities. Mule Races, Panning for Gold, etc.
(D) It's tradition. We always go to Philmont.
(E) Want to eat Spreadibles <g>
(F) Something else.
If you want to go because of A or D, you may just have to bite the bullet and
get repeditive motion disorder in your finger. If you want to got because of B,
there are other organizations that backpack in the Mountains of New Mexico.
Like, the local council. They run backpacking trips out of their camp (Camp
Frank Rand) into the Pecos Wilderness, which is BIGGER than Philmont. If you
want to go BACKPACKING, this may be a solution for you. BTW, their phone number
is (505)345-8603. If you want to do C, I'm sure there are other places you can
do that. Want to shoot the 30-06's? Your local gun nut may be able to set
something up. If you want to go just because of E, you're sick <g>.
<disclaimer> I have worked at Camp Frank Rand and will almost certainly do so
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City