At Philmont

I've been working at Philmont for around twenty days so far this summer and have been enjoying every minute of it. I've had the opportunity to paint, train, take out a crew, and make new friends.

 Ranger Trainer Tori Mack gets her boots wet while crossing a stream.

Ranger Trainer Tori Mack gets her boots wet while crossing a stream.

This year I was selected to be a Rayado ranger, an exciting experience.  I've been training for the past 10 days and will leave tomorrow to lead a 21 day trek with partner ranger. 

 Rayado rangers gather around a campfire during Rayado training.

Rayado rangers gather around a campfire during Rayado training.

This is one of the most rewarding experiences to be had in the Ranger department, and I am looking forward to every minute of it. My partner and I have bonded well, our trip has been planned, and we are ready to get on the trail. Even as I write, Rayado participants are arriving to begin their adventure, and boy, do we have something great planned for them.

 The Rayado TC stops to enjoy the view at Window Rock.

The Rayado TC stops to enjoy the view at Window Rock.