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How often does it rain at Philmont?

How often does it rain at Philmont?

Weather by month // weather averages Philmont

January June
Max. Temperature °C (°F) 0.7 °C (33.2) °F 24.4 °C (75.9) °F
Precipitation / Rainfall mm (in) 81 (3.2) 90 (3.5)
Humidity(%) 67% 72%
Rainy days (d) 7 8

How cold does Philmont get at night?

o From approximately 8,500 ft. to 10,000 ft. o Recognized by the abundance of wildflowers, streams, Douglas fir, blue spruce, and aspen trees. o During the summer, daytime highs will approach the upper 80’s and overnight lows will drop to the mid 40’s.

How cold does it get in Philmont in July?

Daily high temperatures are around 81°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 90°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 82°F on July 21. Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 60°F to 63°F, rarely falling below 52°F or exceeding 70°F.

Can you shower at Philmont?

There is an attached private bathroom containing a toilet, sink, and shower. Philmont will provide bedding and towels during your stay in the Lodge Rooms.

Why is deodorant not allowed at Philmont?

Bears coming into tents in the middle of the night because they detect odors they perceive as possibly edible is dangerous to occupants. Once a Scout’s arm pits were gnawed because he was wearing deodorant. Now deodorant and any colognes are banned in the backcountry.

How does Philmont wash clothes?

You can give yourself a sponge bath using your washing machine, bandana and Campsuds. Its big enough to soak a foot in. “Tom k, Philmont is a long hot dusty and sweaty trek. You will want to bathe and launder clothes as often as possible.”

What are dry camps at Philmont?

Dry Camps – Dry camps have no water and no staff. They are used because they provide scenic vistas, pleasant campsites, and valuable training. You may need to carry water for several miles before arriving at your dry camp. Check your itinerary to determine the closest place to get water.

Will Boy Scouts have to sell Philmont?

In order to gather money for the fund, the BSA will have to sell some of its assets. Those assets include millions of dollars in property, such as Philmont, although it is unclear if the camp will need to be sold at some point.

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