October 21st, 2006

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You'll be happy to know . . .

The following article appeared in the most recent copy of High Country, the newsletter of the Philmont Staff Association --

trailway to heaven
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Sound familiar, Venturers of Crew 699? I believe this is the trail we stumbled up in a cold rainstorm between Baldy and the Valle Vidal in 2000, which we referred to as Pain in the Ass Ridge.

Upon finally reaching the top, cold and exhausted, I found all the other crew members huddled in sleeping bags and making coffee. It was upon this occasion that we discovered the joys (and magical healing properties) of double-strength hot Gatorade.

Ah, memories.

x-posted from _philmont_