• Philmont New Mexico August 2010









    driving

                                                  Driving thru Taos, New Mexico. 

    thunderstorm

                          Afternoon thunderstorm in Taos, New Mexico. 

    rio grande

                                                                 Rio Grande River 

    plant life

                                         Plant life along the Rio Grande River 

    sunset

                                                      Sunset over the desert. 

    bear bags

            Bear bags in trees. includes all foods and smellables.

    ute springs

                       Ute Springs.  Yes, this is where we get our safe
                       drinking water.  It still has to be purified. 

    us

          Mr. B and his son.  Each backpack weighs 55 pounds.  
     
     

    elevation

                          Our highest point of the trek. 
                          Check out the altimeter.   
     
     

    lunch

                                  Lunch is served.

    cross

                                       1 of 54 water crossings in 1 day.   

    mini bear

                                                                        Mini Bear 

    mule dear

                                      Mule Deer.  He hasn't lost his velvet yet. 

    be and son

                                     Mr. B and his son on Shafers Pass.
     
     
     
                                                us
                                                   
                                             Notice the view from Shafers Pass. 
     
     
     
                    climb                                      
                       Bouldering off Shafers Pass.  No path
                       to follow. 
                                                                                             
     
     
                             top
                            
                              On top of Tooth of Time 
                                               
     
                                           
     
     
     
               climbing  
     
               Mr. B's son climbing his way to the top
              of Tooth of Time. 
     
     
     
                    looking back  
     
         Looking back at Base camp from the top of
        Tooth of Time.  That's 8 miles away.