A Boy's Wilderness Adventure: A Mini-Memoir

By Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen
In 1996, seven of my closest friends and I, along with two Boy Scout leaders, set out on the journey of a lifetime. One early August morning we packed up our gear and left our families behind to spend ten days backpacking through the southern Rocky Mountains at the Philmont Scout Ranch in northeastern New Mexico. Over our ten-day journey, we hiked over ninety miles through a