Philmont - Day 10
The crew woke up, packed up, cleaned up, and ate breakfast in near-record time as they were ready to move to the next camp. We left for Harlan and it was a little bit of a butt-kicker as we had 7 plus miles and we went up and down a 1000 feet several times. But when we got to Harlan, the crew was excited as this was the end of the road, well very near the end of the road. Harlan’s program is primarily reloading and shooting 12-gauge shotgun shells. However, Harlan’s most unique program is burro racing, a sport in which each crew packs and loads a burro before racing around certain obstacles in an attempt to beat the other crews. At this point, I was getting tired, and we still had to go and do our conservation project in order to get our Philmont patch. We faced a muddy uphill climb to Deer Lake Mesa to do our three hours of conservation. Once we completed our conservation project we headed back to Harlan for the reloading and shooting program.
It rained like cats and dogs all night long that night.