2013 Philmont

Original Philmont Information Page is HERE.

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Some quick snapshots from the crew:

Today the Philmont crew met at the Naperville Train Station and departed at approximately 3:35 PM. They posed for a nice group photo (above) as well. During the ride today they enjoyed some beautiful vistas in the viewing cars and talked to some other Troops on the train. After passing the Mississippi River, they began to run about an hour behind due to signal issues. Later that night they essentially had their own car which allowed them some peace during the ride. Some of the adults enjoyed the Blackhawks game as well.

Sunday, June 16, 2013
The crew passed Rock Garden, Kansas around 7 this morning, still running an hour behind schedule.
Some snapshots from the train ride:
Off the train finally!
At the Philmont Scout Ranch
Monday, June 17, 2013
Today the Philmont Crew is heading out to begin their trek. There have been some changes to their itinerary due to a Wildfire that borders the south part of the Philmont Scout Ranch. Here is a link to information on the wildfire(s) located there – Click Here. Here is the new itinerary as communicated by John Boyle:

Monday, June 17 – Bent Camp
Tuesday, June 18 – Dan Beard
Wednesday, June 19 – Rich Cabins
Thursday, June 20 – Pueblano Ruins
Friday, June 21 – Copper Park
Saturday, June 22 – Copper Park
Sunday, June 23 – Miranda
Monday, June 24 – Head of Dean
Tuesday, June 25 – New Dean
Wednesday, June 26 – Dean Heck (Ted Turner’s Ranch?)
Thursday – June 27 – Base Camp

*** NOTES ***
Southern 30% of Philmont closed for another 5 days or more. They will also not be climbing the Tooth of Time either.
Map of the Wildfire(s)
The crew is leaving this morning at 10 AM on a bus to their starting point. They met up with their ranger, Zack, to start their trek. They hiked to Ponil and had lunch and root beer at the cantina. While there, they also got to brand their boots, belts and other items. They spent the night at Bent with their ranger. Total hiking for the day was 3 miles.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Hiked about 3 miles to Dan Beard camp for challenge events.

Here are some pictures from Day One:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The crew hiked another 3 miles over a large hill to Rich Cabins. Here they saw some farm animals.

Thursday, June 20, 2013
They hiked 6 miles to Pueblano for spar pole climbing and logging.

Alex and Mr Boyle went back to Base Camp when Alex hurt his knee during spar pole climbing. Here is Alex at the clinic:
Friday, June 21, 2013
No updates.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Hike up to Baldy went well.

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Crew is at base camp having completed their hike. They are going out to dinner in Cimarron, NM. There will be an awards ceremony tonight as well.

Friday, June 28, 2013
Crew is heading to the Raton, NM train station as of 3:40 PM CST.

They were on the train by about 7:00 PM CST. Here is a picture of them waiting at the station:
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Arrived in Kansas City at about 7:47 AM.
Crossing the Mississippi River at 11:40 AM CST. Still expecting 2:45/3 PM for arrival Time
In Galesburg, IL (12:27PM) – running approx. 17 min late.

Home at last, the crew at train station in Naperville: