Philmont is kind of a lifestyle for the people who
go there. At least, those who enjoy it the most are
perhaps those who can get out of the continual organization
and regimen of the day-to-day. We'll be giving some
tips and advice on backpacking at Philmont
in the coming pages. But before that, it's worth considering
the real reason you go there.
Backpacking and outdoor adventure is just one of the
things that you pick up on the trip. What you'll remember
longer are the friends you make and relationships
that deepen while you're in these mountains, away
from phones and the normal demands of civilization.
- enjoy the ride
sometimes it's good to just sit back and enjoy the
ride. Lay back and watch the wind whisper through
the tops of the pine trees. Fell the softness of the
white fur needles as you brush along side them. Say
howdy to the crews that go by you - they're from all
over the United States and even the world. And of
course, discuss the merits of the pack food, some
of which was accidentally burned to the bottom of
Some people go back to Philmont several times.
And while the mountains are nice, it's the trekking
experience with other backpackers that make it special.
So, sometimes it's best to just get completely out
of the hustle and bustle. Lay back and enjoy the ride...
- tips and advice.
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