The big item for this meeting was to settle on itinerary choices. I had laid out all the treks that fit their preliminary interests. After a good half hour or more of each one of them reading the itineraries, I said, "Okay. We need your top six. There is no process, there are no leaders. Figure it out." I watched them talk and negotiate with each other. I wanted to see how they communicated. Oh, they're good. This is going to be so fun!
Their top choice involves burros and Baldy (oh, the memories). The six itineraries are split evenly between the Baldy country and South country. Mileage varies between 51 and 61 miles. Very doable. Lots of exciting program choices.
We set up two more events: an overnight crew organization campout in April and a shakedown weekend in May. And with that, we are up and running.
Philmont Crew 719-S crunches the data