A Horsepacking He Shall Go

11 08 2007

Ian Leaving for Philmont

And he’s off…on a plane as I write. Destination? First they go to Denver where Ian and his fellow Boy Scouts will take a cog-wheel train to Pike’s Peak (check out the Pike’s Peak Cam). Then tomorrow they head down to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for 8 days of horsepacking through the mountains. This high adventure trip concludes with a day of white water rafting on the Colorado River if the water isn’t too high from all this summer rain.

We were up before the sun this morning to rondezvous with the troop. Despite the “ungodly” hour, Ian was bright-eyed as he stood by the loaded “troop-mobile.” What’s not to be happy about when you’re “cutting the umbilical cord” and leaving Mom behind for a fabulous trip?

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