Long Valley Scouts Conquer Hike, Summit In New Mexico

Twenty-two members of Long Valley Boy Scout Troop 436 recently returned from a trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, where they hiked, climbed mountains and practiced rifle shooting and archery.
Philmont Scout Ranch is 140,000 acres, about 220 square miles of mountain wilderness. On any given summer day, boy scouts can be found hiking during their stay at the camp.
The Long Valley boys enjoyed a two-week, 65-mile hike through Philmont, which included stops at the 11,736-foot summit of Mt. Phillips and the 9,003-foot peak of Tooth of Time, the camp’s most recognizable landmarks. In addition to hiking, the scouts participated in shotgun and rifle shooting, archery, rock climbing and rappelling. The troop also completed a three-hour conservation project that was vital to the overall maintenance of the ranch.  

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