This summer, I was able to return to Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico, for 80 miles of backpacking in about 11 days. Philmont is like the Disneyland of backpacking, with over 30,000 scouts moving through their ranch every summer. Unlike regular backpacking trips, upon reaching a campground, there are many exciting, usually pioneering-themed activities to participate in. These range from black powder rifle shooting to spar poling. Times spent at Philmont are unlike any other. The closeness of the crews, the beautiful scenery (while maybe not as nice as the Sierras), and something intangible make Philmont a special place.
Please enjoy the last photos I have to publish before I move off to Texas for college. Hopefully I will have plenty more to share from LeTourneau University.