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  1. Yes, that's it. Thanks for the suggestions! I'll share them with our crew.
  2. I just wanted to let everyone know that we now have our itinerary assignment. It's #7-4. It ended up being the easiest trek of all the preferences that we put in.
  3. Thanks. Our trek is the last week of June. Hopefully we'll hear soon.
  4. Does anyone know when we can REALISTICALLY expect to find out our assigned trek? Our assigned date to submit preferences was on April 4th, and I submitted our choices right when the button became active. I had been expecting that we'd get an almost instant confirmation of our assigned trek, since I thought it was supposed to be first-come-first-served based on when you submit your choices. Instead, I got back a response saying that we'd find out what trek we get by June 1st. I don't see any reason why it should take anywhere near that long. It's been 2 weeks now, and nothing. Honestly,
  5. Wow, great advice! Thanks so much Col. Flagg! We're very anxious to find out which itinerary we get. -Joe
  6. We don't know our trek # yet. We put in our preferences, but we haven't received our assigned trek yet. Here are the ones that we put in as preferences, in order of preference: 1. 7-5 2. 7-4 3. 7-6 4. 7-7 5. 7-8 6. 7-10 -Joe
  7. Thanks for all the responses! We are doing a 7-day trek. We have not received our confirmed itinerary selection yet, but we requested treks between 31 and 41 miles over 6 hiking days, which would average 5-7 miles per day, with varying elevation gains. We have a shakedown hike this weekend, so I will suggest to the scouts that we plan to be on the trail by sunrise and see how that works. -Joe
  8. My troop is going to Philmont this summer. One question that has come up on our shakedown hikes is: What target time should we be shooting for to complete our hike each day? I know that if your entire crew does not reach the program area in time, you may not be able to participate in program. But, since we have never been to Philmont before, we're not sure what time we should be shooting for. On our shakedown hikes, we'd like to be able to say, "Ok, we didn't reach camp until 4:00pm today. If this had been Philmont, we would have missed program. Tomorrow we need to leave camp earli
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