Location: Kingswood United Methodist Church

Address: 300 Marrows Rd, Newark, DE

Philmont 2009 - Day 4 on the trail

6/30/2009 tmccann Unknown

Crew 626 -E1 spent Monday night at Ponil camp.  They climbed over 7,975 ft. Hart Peak, hiking 4.18 miles, to get there.  From the top of Hart Peak, they were able to see Mt. Baldy, which they will climb in a few days. [caption id="attachment_93" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Hart Peak, with Mt. Baldy in the background"]Hart Peak, with Mt. Baldy in the background[/caption] Once at Ponil, they participated in the Western Lore program.  Remember the nice, new, and very expensive, hiking boots that we all rushed out to buy?  You know, the ones that we were sure would keep the tender feet comfortable along the way.  Well, take a look at them now! [caption id="attachment_94" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Those stinky, dirty boots are now souvenirs of the trip, never to be thrown away!"]Those stinky, dirty boots are now souvenirs of the trip, never to be thrown away![/caption] This crew will eat a hearty meal tonight, at the ChuckWagon dinner.  Then, before heading off to bed, they will take in the Cantina Show!  A classic, rip-roaring good time, corny jokes and all!!! [caption id="attachment_95" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Cantina Show, with the camraderie of Scouts from all over the country"]Cantina Show, with the camraderie of Scouts from all over the country[/caption] Crew 626 - E2 hiked into Carson Meadows camp, about 2.76 miles away.  They are now at an elevation of 7,750 ft.   Along the way, they participated in the Search and Rescue program. [caption id="attachment_96" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Search and Rescue Program"]Search and Rescue Program[/caption] They also got a glimpse of their future while at Carson Meadows.  They are able to view the Tooth of Time from Carson Meadows.  This is a famous landmark at Philmont.  It is also the trail that will mark their last of hiking. [caption id="attachment_99" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Carson Meadows, with the Tooth of Time in the background"]Carson Meadows, with the Tooth of Time in the background[/caption] That sure looks like it is far away!!! Crew 626 - E3 headed for Fish Camp, about 6 miles away.  Once there, they will be at an elevation of 8,480 ft.  Here, they will get a tour of Waite Phillips' Fishing Lodge.  They'll also get an opportunity to tie their own fishing fly. [caption id="attachment_100" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Fly Tying at the Fishing Lodge"]Fly Tying at the Fishing Lodge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_101" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="Fishing Lodge"]Fishing Lodge[/caption]