My name is Dave and I live in southwestern Ohio. I am an Assistant Scoutmaster with my son's scout troop and I'm researching possible treks for the upcoming summer.
Our troop went to Philmont last year. We went on Trek 32 and we trained for the trip by going on four separate 15 to 19 mile trips in southwestern Ohio in the four months preceding Philmont and we've done one 15-miler since, although the highest "peak" on any of the trips we've done in Ohio is 1,300-ft. The scouts are in the 15-17 year old range. After Philmont, none of them want to go to a regular summer