Rocky Mountain Scout Ranch Is A Bustling Center For High Adventure And Training

746 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 3 Pages
Last Summer Heather Youmans went to Cimarron, New Mexico to backpack through the wild. She went to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch ,“Born in 1938 as Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, today’s Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the Ranch’s camping, training and work programs.” (Scouting.org). She was spending 10 days in the backcountry without electricity and carrying her essentials on her back. Heather went on practice hikes but she felt it was unnecessary to attend other classes because Heather’s family is well experienced with going on these kinds of trips. “It has 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps that provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails”(Scouting.org). Heather would be outdoor hiking for ten days in “Tent City”, she started off packing her clothes, tent, first aid kit, and tons of food. “Food is very heavy”, she said. She went with Christian, who is a classmate, some of her close friends, and her older sister. Unfortunately, they were camping during flood season which was a constant threat to their safety and the camp had lost a camper from another group.

It was wet, rainy and cold but the group kept carrying on, they were motivated by the bonds that they shared together during those tough times. Heather was the leader and her job was to keep up the morale and encourage everyone while hiking. They played games and sang Disney songs…

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