Questions that Chief Watchu is asked most frequently have been collected here, arranged by topic.
Click on a link or icon below to find the answers.
Getting Started

General information and a good place to begin

Medical Issues

Advice and information on dealing with medical issues

Personal Equipment

Advice on picking the best equipment for a trek

Crew Equipment

Advice on the equipment needed by a crew

Crew Development

Leadership, shakedowns and other team building items

Trek Selection

Information and tips on choosing a great Philmont trek

Watchu Mountain Adventure

Information for the training weekend in May

Airline Travel



Advice on transporting your crew and gear with the airlines

Colorado Tour

Activities in Colorado before arriving at Philmont

At Philmont

Information and tips to get the most from your Philmont trek