143: Summer Update

Show Notes: Episode 143

Today on the First 40 Miles, we’ve been planning this summer for the past year…and it did not disappoint—and it’s not even over yet.  We’ll give you a mid-summer update on what we’ve been up to and the trails we’ve hiked.  Then, we’ll share a hack from a real live Philmont Scout Ranger!  And we’ll wrap up with a little trail wisdom that will leave you feeling refreshed.


  • Our summer update!
  • Press Camp: Heather
  • Philmont Scout Ranch: Family
  • Mountain Trek: Hannah and Isaac
  • Scout Camp/Girls Camp
  • Upcoming Family Trip (to Three Mile Lake)
  • Outdoor Retailer update soon!

Top 5 Philmont  Mountain Trek Highlights

As shared by two of our children, Hannah and Isaac, who spent the week as Philmont Mountain Trekkers.

SUMMIT Gear Shakedown

Hannah and Isaac share what gear worked for them on the Philmont backpacking trek and what didn’t work.

Backpack Hack of the Week: Sun Tea (as shared by listener)

Add any kind of tea bag to a clear Nalgene water bottle and hang from outside of pack.  Let steep all day.  Add honey or sugar while warm.  Let Nalgene cool down in a stream.

Shared by our listener and Philmont Ranger, Collin.

Trail Wisdom

“Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun!”

-Mehmet Murat Ildan