Friday, July 19, 2013

Hiking with the Boy Scouts

Husband continues:

While Fio is gone, I will probably take some times off, just me and Sonia, the mastiff.  I might even take her over to the lake and walk her a short way up the Goodwater Trail, one of the neatest trails I know for the serious and half-serious hiker.  In fact, that is where I took my Boy Scouts to train for the 100-mile trek on the Philmont  Boy Scout ranch in the mountains of New Mexico several years ago.

Actually, I was living out a thirty-year dream.  Back then, I didn't stay in Scouts long enough for more than a couple of camp-outs very nearby, but I think it made me a better Scoutmaster because I wanted to do what I had missed.

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