Training for Philmont

The experience of training for Philmont has been rather mixed. On one hand, it is fun to go out in the woods with your friends and hike and talk for 2-3 hours. On the other hand, it is a little arduous to have to wake up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning, although I probably shouldn’t complain since I decided on that time.

All in all the experience has been a positive one, and I have gotten some great photos


The hiking schedule somewhat fell by the wayside during the winter, but it should pick back up now as we move towards warmer weather. I’ve wanted to do more distant expeditions to train, such as a trip to Monadnock, however, no one seems very enthusiastic about the idea, and some are flat out against it. While the Blue Hills is nice it is pretty easy and repetitive, and going somewhere a little harder might be beneficial. I was also hoping to do a mountain biking trip, as people seem to be interested in biking, and there aren’t any good trails around here. The problem being that not everybody has a good bike, and bikes can be pretty expensive.

Anyways, training is fun and has encouraged me to get outside and into the woods more. 10/10 would recommend to a friend even if they aren’t going to Philmont

Until next time,


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