|The crew reviews plans for their 11-day, 65-mile backpacking trek.|
|The crew during their visit to the National Scouting Museum.|
Lunch continued the international theme with calzones and was the crew's last meal before 11 days of trail food. The final activity before departure was to drop off the Scouts' phones at the security office, where they will lie in repose until their return.
|Scouts load up the bus with their gear as they ready to depart for the trailhead.|
The bus is ready to carry the crew to the Ponil trailhead. Cell signals in the back country will be sporadic, so posts may have long gaps between them in the days ahead.
Continue to follow the troop's 2023 Philmont adventures on the troop blog and check out photos of the trip in the troop's online photo album.