The trail was only one day off from being closed for two months for calving season so I was glad to get it in while I could. The snow drifts above 10800 feet forced me to bushwhack the final mile or so via the southwest side. Five hours and twenty minutes up, slightly less than four hours down. I ate well at Madams in Eagle Nest that night.
Estimated date. Climbed as part of a Boy Scout trip, and hit the summit on a Sunday morning. Gorgeous place to eat breakfast, just watch out for the mini-bears.
Climbed this peak with Comanche. Great summit. It was very busy at the time. It was cool seeing all the bandannas on the top. Only good type of trace to leave. The view at the top is great and it is cool seeing Baldy and Costilla way in the distance. Mountains we were on the top of a couple of weeks ago. We descended the brutal trail on the way to Clear Creek. Always fun seeing crews climbing up steep portions of trails while you are going down.:)
My first ever real mountain summit, part of my Philmont experience.
Don't know how I forgot this one...was a great day and superb view! Did during trek number 11 if I remember correctly.
Nice ascent in '04 with Troop 39 out of Georgia, had some nice sleet up above the "tree line", made for some good pictures with the storm rolling out.
Did some community service on the top by disassembling rock castles that some scouts made. Fun hike other than that.
had a good hike up Mt Phillips, with full pack, in summer 1994. On tour with Scout Troop 232 from San Jose, CA.
There were still a few snow drifts near the top. I slept well that night.
We hiked this peak on our layover at Cimaroncito Camp...
Highest peak of my 10 day trek at Philmont 2002.
An epic storm rolled in from the southwest just as we summited, one of the best lightening shows I've seen. We set up camp just as the hail came, and when the storm was over the ground was covered in quarter-sized hail.
A nice climb with great views of Baldy
This was my first 11,000 ft. peak.
My first 11,000 ft+ summit! Stayed on top to watch sunset over Wheeler Peak.
Like many scouts before and after, camped up on top.
Hiked this with my Boy Scout Philmont crew from Troop 1100 in Burke, Virginia. Camped out near the summit of Mount Phillips and caught both a beautiful sunrise the next morning.
Did this summit with Troop 22 of Des Plaines, IL. I remember it hailed on our way to the peak.
I remembered beinig really psyched to be on top of this peak. I'm not sure what route I took to get there, but I was on a 5 day trek called "Mountain Men" that included kids from different troops around the country. This was my first real introduction to backpacking (a little more out there than what we did back in Ohio) and I loved it. The great view from the top inspired me and the rest, as they say, is history.