The 624-E1 Photo-Journal

On June 23, 1996, Houston, TX based Troop 806 waved goodbye to its first high adventure crew in four years. Eighteen hours, two pathetic meals, and a short night's sleep later, the six scouts and four advisors that made up crew 624-E1 finally arrived at Philmont National Scout Ranch, a self proclaimed "scouting paradise." After a day of paperwork at basecamp, the crew finally began their ten day backpacking trek. This is our story, in what we beleive to be a completely unique form.

We put up this resource partially to help us remember our experiences over the ten days, but also to help others who may be planning a trip to Philmont, or any other long term excursion. But most importantly, we put it up for fun. We hope you'll enjoy what we've done -- we're awfully proud of it.

To get started, just click on the "Map" button below. Or, if you'd rather, a complete guide to the map's symbols can be found under "Map Key".

For the impatient or the bandwith impaired, our new textual links should allow you to browse the site without as much waiting. If you don't want to wait for the maps to download, just use the textual links at the bottom of each page to go to the journal entries. If you don't want your browser to try to load the maps at all (they're pretty big) just hit the "Stop" button after the page starts to load, and the textual links should be visible.

After you've gone to the map and seen our photo-journal, please check out the other resources at this site. And, when you're all done be sure to tell me (the webmaster) what you think at We hope you enjoy it!

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