With Itinerary selection over, many have asked how is the Philmont Recovery Corps preparing Philmont for the summer. We caught up with Work Crew Delta to see what they are working on.
Work Crew Delta was up on the ridge near the chuckwagon pavilion digging a fire ring and sump for campsite 17. They are just one of several crews who spend several days a week installing new campsites, repairing old campsites, and identifying locations for better campsites. The crews average about 3 campsite installs per day, depending on digging and weather conditions.
Work crews are creating new campsites at new staff and trail camps as well as expanding campsites at existing camps to better service crews this summer. The work can be hard, as Work Crew Delta was experiencing in the Ponil Canyon. In many areas removing the topsoil reveals layers of rock that work crews then have to dig or chisel through in order to get fire rings and sumps at the proper depth.