A trekkers guide to the Philmont backcountry. It is intended to give you a glimpse of the Philmont backcountry that awaits you. It is not a comprehensive guidebook, but a tool to assist you in planning a trek. Updated for 2020, now includes color images!
The Philmanac offers information on almost every campsite at Philmont whether it is staffed or primitive. Includes information on water sources, elevation, and the number of campsites at a given area. The Philmanac even offers information on camps that are currently inactive such as Midnight View, or Brownsea.
The Philmanac is full of interesting Phil facts not likely to be found anywhere else.
*taken from the Hunting Lodge page*
"A plaque was placed at The Hunting Lodge in 1995 to commemorate the Philmont Hymn which had been written by John Westfall in August 1945 while a camper near the Hunting Lodge. He returned to Philmont as a staff member in 1947 and popularized the Hymn at Cimarron Bench (Visto Grande) where he was stationed."
This book is a great read for Philmont enthusiasts of all generations.
- 10" x 8" x 0.5", 306 pages
- Author: Rock Rohrbacher
- Eighth Edition, 2020