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Our troop is going on Trek 19 at the end of June. Any suggestions, comments, ideas, thoughts anyone would like to share.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 05:32

2010 Philmont Trail Menu

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icon 2010 Philmont Trail Menu
icon 2010 Philmont Trail Menu w Food Ingredients

Breakfast #1

Oatmeal To Go – Oatmeal Raisin

Lara Bar – Peanut Butter and Jelly

Bagel Chips – Cinnamon Raisin

Squeeze Cheese – Cream Cheese

Fruit  Roll Up  – Strawberry

Alpine Brand Apple Cider by Krusteaz


Breakfast #6

Maple Granola

Fruition Bar – Blueberry

Pineapple Chunks

Beef Jerky – Peppered



Breakfast #2

French Vanilla Granola


Fig Newtons

Nature Valley Bar – Peanut Butter

Hot Cocoa

Breakfast #7

Fruit Roll Up – Tropical Tie Dye

Pop Tarts – Blueberry

Nature Valley Bar – Oats N Honey


Alpine Brand Apple Cider by Krusteaz

Breakfast #3

Instant Oatmeal –Maple and Brown Sugar

Pro Bar – Whole Berry Blast

Beef Jerky – Original

Pop Tarts – Strawberry



Breakfast #8

Oatmeal To Go – Brown Sugar Cinnamon

Fig Newtons


Lara Bar – Apple Pie

Tang – Fruit Punch


Breakfast #4

Day Break Blend Trail Mix – Berry Almond

Breakfast Cookie – Oatmeal Raisin

Newton’s Fruit Crisp – Apple Cinnamon

Lara Bar – Cinnamon Roll

Alpine Brand Apple Cider by Krusteaz

Breakfast #9

Super Nutty Granola

Chewy Granola Bar – Peanut Butter

Newton’s Fruit Crisp – Mixed Berry

Beef Jerky – Original

Hot Cocoa

Breakfast #5

Mountain House Breakfast Skillet

Chewy Granola Bar – Peanut Butter

Fig Newtons

Banana Chips

Hot Cocoa

Breakfast #10

Instant Oatmeal – Apples & Cinnamon

Fruition Bar – Cran Raspberry

Pop Tarts – Brown Sugar Cinnamon

Apple Slices – Dehyrdated



Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2010 19:46

Itinerary #8

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Itinerary #8...I know they change every so often but, is anyone out there who walked #8 last year willing to offer any tips or ideas regarding that trek?  The trek will make the following stops:

Rayado River
Toothache Springs
Miners Park
Lookout Meadow
Apache Springs (2 nights)
Comanche Creek
Clear Creek
Red Hills
Clarks Fork

Looking for insight on programs and side treks.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 05:34

Food allergies and special diets at Philmont

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The Philmont 2010 Guidebook to Adventure will address the issue of food allergies and special diets.  It will state something like the following:
"Philmont trail food is by necessity a high-carbohydrate, high-caloric diet.  It is high in wheat, milk products, sugar and corn syrup, and artificial coloring/flavoring.  If an individual is allergic to some food products or requires a special diet, suitable trail food must be purchased at home and brought to Philmont.  Lightweight, non-perishable, low bulk foods are recommended for backpacking.  Package each day's meals separately and write the person's name and Expedition Number on each package. Upon arrival at the ranch, give the food to your Ranger who will take it to Logistics.  Arrangements will be made to transport it to the appropriate backcountry commissaries for your crew.  There is no fee reduction for individuals who bring their own food."
Contingent Leaders and Crew Advisors should insure that their campers are aware of this requirement.  Every summer, campers arrive unaware of this requirement or unprepared and without substitutes.  Philmont options are very limited at that point. 
If a crew chooses not to use Philmont trail equipment, they must provide their own substitutes.  It is the same if you cannot or will not eat the trail food provided by Philmont.
The trail menu and ingredients list is generally available about mid-April.  Contact the main Commissary to get a copy of the menu and ingredients list.

Jim Van Hecke
Asst. Mgr. Camping Services
I am a seasonal employee at Philmont Scout Ranch, and I know what I am talking about, BUT I DO NOT SPEAK FOR PHILMONT. Opinions expressed are mine alone, and not that of the Boy Scouts of America, or Philmont Scout Ranch.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 05:33

2010 Philmont Itneraries Online

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Al Thompson first shared this in the message board and on the Philmont mail list.  I wanted to move this out front so everyone can see it.  I'll also activate the web links for ease of use.  Hope you don't mind Al.

Link to Message Board thread on this topic

The following has been posted on the Philmont Web site Monday afternoon:
2010 Trek Itinerary information is now available online
The 2010 Treks book information is now available online. You can
download the entire book, or review itineraries individually at a glance.  The itinerary selection process has changed starting in 2010, and the process will now be done online.  The itinerary selection process does not begin until Monday, March 29, 2010, 12:01 AM CDT, and is not available until that time, but be sure to complete your Itinerary Selection Worksheet prior to that time so you will be ready to complete the itinerary selection process online (which is is first-come, first-served method).
My first shot assessment of changes (using the itineraries at a glance list) is below (clearly verify everything with the printed version!).  Note two totally new treks, #6 and #7 which each were in the South in 2009 and are now North / Valle Vidal treks.

Al Thomson, Patriots' Path Council NJ and Troop 120, Keowee SC
Treks 1999, 2001, and 2003
Autumn Adventures 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008

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Patriots' Path Council's Trail to Philmont
Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2010 14:59

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