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Boy Scout Troop 68
Melrose, Minnesota

Philmont 1989 Galleries
Philmont Arrow

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    In July, 1989, the Scouts from Melrose went on a second Philmont Scout Ranch trek. They choose the same itinerary as the previous group did back in 1986. The trek lead them from the southern portions of Philmont, to the northern areas of the ranch. They went to the Tooth of Time and climbed Mount Baldy. They accomplished a lot on their trek, including having a lot of fun. Look at the pictures, They tell the story pretty well.

     The pictures on this page are thumbnailed. When you click on one you will get a larger picture, 800 pixels wide.

One of the funniest things found in the Philmont wilderness is the pilot/copilot latrines. Notice all the great privacy.

Our campsite at Aguila Camp had a great view of the valley in which Philmont's tent city could be seen.

Crew member Josh hams it up for the camera while crew advisor Steve tries to take a nap.

Who needs green eggs and ham when you have blue stew? Actually, this was our cleaning water which turned bright blue on us.

It's the morning of our third day on the trail. Camp is almost packed and we are ready to head to our new campsite.

As we hiked toward the Tooth of Time, one crew member found a loose rock on the trail just as the picture was being taken.

At Miner's Park Camp there were several rope challenges and obstacles to test our agility and balance.

On this challenge, you try to see how far you could walk along the rope, as the ropes angled farther away from each other.

This challenge only had two ropes, but they crossed in the middle and made it difficult to keep your balance.

Here we are arriving at start of Schaefer's Pass. We would be leaving our packs behind as we made a sidehike to the Tooth of Time.

The climb up the pass was steep and tiring. Were Gerry found the energy to run up the last few dozen feet was beyond our knowledge.

When we reached the top of the Pass we stopped for a break. Then it was time to hike the Tooth Ridge Trail to our goal.

The view from the top of the Tooth of Time was fantastic! It seemed that you could see for hundreds of miles.

Humans and rocks are not the only things found on the Tooth. There were a couple of chipmunks to be found.

Once we arrived back at our packs we posed for a great picture around the signs which are meant to guide our way.

A rancher at Clark's Fork Camp welcomed us as we arrived for the night and gave us a few pointers about the program offered.

The staff did an excellent job of entertaining the crews with an old fashioned western campfire program.

The following morning we met at the corral and hitched our horses for a ride into the Philmont back country.

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There are 6 pages that make up the 1989 Philmont gallery.
Thanks to Steve Borgerding who provided the pictures for these galleries.
If you are interested in a cd of all the full size pictures (jpeg's) found here contact the webmaster.

Want to know more about Philmont Scout Ranch?
Check out their web site here.