May 2008 - Philmont Shakedown Hike # 1
Wharton State Forest Submitted by Kyle M.
May 17th was troop 603’s first shakedown hike in preparation for the High Adventure trip to Philmont. The troop was broken into three crews, the Scorpions, the Billy D. crew, and the Roman crew. The hike on Saturday was originally only supposed to be 10 miles but due to some creative changes in the route which we traveled some crews hiked anywhere from 11 to 14 miles. Those of us who were in the Roman crew just loved hiking so much we went two miles in the wrong direction just for the sake of going two miles in the wrong direction (yeah). After we got back to where we started and moaned and groaned a little Mr. McCann inspected our back packs to show us how much extra weight we were carrying. Then we made our way back to camp where you could find us either playing football, digging holes, collecting fire wood, moaning, or a combination of them. Sunday morning we had breakfast burritos