Philmont - 2013

Start Date: Thursday, July 30, 2011 evening
End Date: Friday, August 14th, 2013 morning
Meeting Point for Drop-off and Pickup: Carmenita Middle School
Location: Philmont Scout Ranch
Forms Needed: Troop 693 Permission Slip
Coordinator: Uttara Kelkar
Cost: TBD
Last Date to Signup: February 1, 20012
Things to bring: Backpacking Checklist
References:Philmont Planning Guide


Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Ventures with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.


Jul 30th (evening) Depart via Amtrak, Fullerton
Jul 31st (evening) Arrive in Raton, New Mexico - take bus to Philmont
Aug 1st Spend the day at Philmont Base Camp - take care of check in activities (medical checks, equipment check out, food pickup, logistics planning center, etc.) and tour Cimmarron or Rancho Philmonte.
Aug 2nd First day on the trail
Aug 12th Come off the trail (take a nice hot shower and do some serious souvenir shopping)
Aug 13th (morning) Depart via Amtrak, Raton New Mexico
Aug 14th (morning) Arrive in Fullerton


Date Amount Payable to
Feb 1st, 2011 $100.00 Troop 693
Sep 17th, 2012 $335.00 Uttara Kelkar
Dec 10th, 2012 $100.00 Uttara Kelkar
Feb 15th, 2013 $396.00 Uttara Kelkar
April 8th, 2013 $100.00 Uttara Kelkar
May 20th, 2013 $100.00 Uttara Kelkar


This is a once in-lifetime opportunity to be in the backcountry. We need to give a commitment now by February 1st. So sign up now!!!

No. Scouts
1. Lawrence Dang
2. Samuel Cho
3. Brian Chen
4. Eric Working
5. Benjamin Domae
6. Siddarth Mannava
7. Gabriel Black
8. Prithvi Chauhan
9. Alan Jahic
10. Kevin Chang
11. Justin Kadi
12. Dylan Sun
13. Paul Youn
14. Issac Szu
15. Justin Chiang
16. Christopher Gong
No. Adults
1. Charles Cho
2. Phil Working
3. Andrew Black
4. Santos Kadi
5. Jay Chiang

Training Hikes

Date Time Leaving From Location Miles Coordinator Notes
Oct 13th-14th, 2012 with Troop Backpacking - October 2012 Carmenita Middle School San Jacinto 4.2 mi V. Sripathi & A. Atkins
Feb 2nd - 3rd, 2013 6 a.m. Departure Carmenita Middle School Mt. Lowe Trail Camp 11.5 mi Jay Chiang
Mar 16th-17th, 2013 5:30 a.m. Departure Carmenita Middle School Spruce Grove Trail Camp 10 mi Andy Black & Victoria Bian
May 25th-27th, 2013 5:30 a.m. Departure Carmenita Middle School Three T's Trail 24 mi Gabriel Black & Lawrence Dang
June 21st-23rd, 2013 5:30 a.m. Departure Carmenita Middle School San Gorgonio 23 mi Gabriel Black & Kevin Chang


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