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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, great feedback. Firearms are forbidden at Philmont, and while NM recognizes a VA CCP I'd prefer not to risk being kicked out or to set an example for the scouts of ignoring Scouting policies. We'll have bear spray for sure.

Unfortunately in the VA area there's no altitude to train at, so short of hiring a light plane or a hypobaric chamber to work out in, all we can do is take it easy and hope for the best at altitude. Many years ago I spent lot of time in La Paz (Bolivia, 12000 ft and up) and I acclimatized pretty easily then so my fingers are crossed.

We're tonight doing an aggressive pack diet to shave off a few last oz, looking forward to a great trip!

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