744 Photos - Jul 11, 2013
Photo: Group photo via stranger at AFA CathedralPhoto: Photo: Transferring to shuttle bus at DIAPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Unloading at Cave of the WindsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nerds...Photo: Some other crewPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The over-engineered high ropes course.  Quite fun!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Original way into cave system.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Like something from Aliens.Photo: Photo: Photo: No comment.Photo: Photo: Photo: The chair.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Umm...Photo: Photo: Photo: Marching to Garden of the GodsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Such masculinity!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Inside the AFA museum.Photo: Barry Goldwater portrait.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Pausing for loudspeaker 'Retreat' or 'Evening Colors' during lower of the campus flag.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The glass panels were cracking from the heat on them.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The mirror in the middle is for the organist to see what's going on during service or ceremony.  Jeff and I like the view.Photo: Photo: Senior nerds.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Leaving the Hampton Inn for Philmont.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Welcome Center at Philmont.Photo: Just in case...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our tent row for the 1st night.Photo: Photo: My 1st pic of the Tooth of Time.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The 1st evening's introduction to the history of Philmont.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The shakedown of some other guys.Photo: Photo: Getting ready to hit the trail.Photo: Photo: Our starting point for Trek 25.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Getting oriented.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Note the sleek, backpacking  streamline of our crew leader.  ;o)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A sign of things to come.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The bansheePhoto: Photo: Photo: Our route for the next morning (a.k.a. the short cut).Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Frisbee time.Photo: Photo: Comin' atcha!Photo: So excited.Photo: Photo: Blooms in the afternoon.Photo: Photo: Photo: Black-tailed deer pointing the way up the hill.Photo: Photo: Photo: Our camp from the night before is pretty much in the center below.Photo: Photo: Photo: Dean Heck trail...looking SE.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our supposed 'dry lake' denoting our camp arrival.  Not so much.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The resting place and cooking area I found us.Photo: Photo: The western ridge with Black Mountain in the middle and the Tooth off to the left.Photo: Looking north.Photo: Photo: Mt. Baldy in the background.Photo: Photo: And it begins...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Some of our crew exploring the 'keyhole'.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our tent site day 2 on the trail on another dry lake bed...me, Troy, and Todd.Photo: Photo: Serious rain dump in the distance.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our ranger Nathan reading outloud The Lorax.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cooking with my stove.Photo: Photo: Group pic normal...well, for most of us.Photo: Group pic nutty.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cougar prints fairly fresh.  At one point during being alone at our tent site, I was certain I was being stalked by this curious cat.  For scale, that is Michael Beal's shadow.Photo: The descent into the gorge.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The rattle snake the 1st 6 of us stepped over...scary.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The cliffs we narrowly missed scaling in the center right.Photo: Photo: Finally down from the mesa.Photo: Photo: Getting water.Photo: Photo: Photo: Typical.Photo: Photo: Photo: The Cimarron River.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Video: A little flash flood after our scary deluge experience on the way to Harlan.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Hail remnants looking more like snow.Photo: Photo: Getting rest and warmth on the porch.Photo: Photo: Photo: Camp site at Harlan.Photo: Photo: Photo: The shotgun shell shack.Photo: The main cabin and our water spicket in near view.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Good luck.Photo: Photo: The burrow racing area we didn't go to.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A view from the swamp.Photo: Photo: Photo: Fog rolling in.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sam giving good instruction.  EDGE.Photo: Photo: Photo: Attention junior pyromaniacs!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Shotgun safety class.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Video: Video: Photo: Of course...Photo: Photo: On our way to 'Cons' for our conservation project of the day.Photo: Photo: Lost Gap campground.  We had it all to ourselves.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A closer panoramic of the western ridge.Photo: Looking down on the commissary to come.Photo: Camera view over the edge.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Arrival at the commissary to refuel, pick up food, and shop in the trader store.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Arriving at Cimarroncito.Photo: Photo: Photo: Checking in at the porch.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: