The Trail to Philmont

In January 2020, my son and I started on the trail to Philmont – a six-month training project aimed at developing the strength, endurance, and skills needed for a 12-day, 60-mile backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Rank in Cimarron, New Mexico.

We were supposed to go in late-June/early July 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Philmont to cancel all treks. This extended our trip a full year, but we’re still on the trail – our trek is now scheduled for July 2021. The posts associated with the project chronicle our month-to-month progress on the trail, from our training routine, to our backpacking trips, to experiments with new gear.

 

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  1. I’ve been following all your Philmont posts since the start, and little by little they’ve been inspiring me. Along with other vectors of inspiration, I finally got around to doing something about it, and just yesterday I went on my first proper hike in years. I’m not looking back! Thanks for the inspiration, and here’s to maybe meeting up on the trails one day.

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