Philmont New Mexico August 2010Driving thru Taos, New Mexico.Afternoon thunderstorm in Taos, New Mexico.Rio Grande RiverPlant life along the Rio Grande RiverSunset over the desert.Bear bags in trees. includes all foods and smellables.Ute Springs. Yes, this is where we get our safedrinking water. It still has to be purified.Mr. B and his son. Each backpack weighs 55 pounds.Our highest point of the trek.Check out the altimeter.Lunch is served.1 of 54 water crossings in 1 day.Mini BearMule Deer. He hasn't lost his velvet yet.Mr. B and his son on Shafers Pass.Notice the view from Shafers Pass.Bouldering off Shafers Pass. No pathto follow.On top of Tooth of TimeMr. B's son climbing his way to the topof Tooth of Time.Looking back at Base camp from the top ofTooth of Time. That's 8 miles away.