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philpot
07-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Well, after 16 days of driving out and then backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico I'm back! With a slew of new songs I want to work on too. The trip was interesting (saw 6 bears, 2 rattlesnakes, had a mountain lion in our camp... oh, and our burro saved me and a few other guys from a bear.) but the coolest part was the campfire program. They played a lot of songs I'd never heard, and DEFINITELY want to learn, one of which is A Train Robbery by Levon Helm. Amazing song. Anyways, I'm not dead! still here ;)

Mason671
07-17-2011, 06:10 PM
Aloha philpot!
Glad to see you back on UU. Please share your new songs with the rest of us!

Mason671

mm stan
07-17-2011, 09:12 PM
Aloha Phil,
Sounds like you had a great time...must have been nice and fun...doing the outdoors and back to nature and music thing around the campfire....and exciting as hell..MM Stan

bbqribs
07-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Did the burro make the ultimate sacrifice? Anyway, nice to hear how inspired you are.

mds725
07-17-2011, 10:23 PM
Come to think of it, why weren't there any ukuleles in "City Slickers"?

Glad to hear that you're inspired.

ItsMrPitchy
07-18-2011, 01:54 AM
Glad to hear you had a nice and welcome back to the underground.

Always nice to get some new inspiration.

fitncrafty
07-18-2011, 02:07 AM
Sounds like a great trip! Welcome back!

joeybug
07-18-2011, 02:23 AM
Sounds like you had a fun time, welcome back to UU :D

And yes, share these new songs!

roxhum
07-18-2011, 04:43 AM
Welcome back! Sounds like a great vacation. Did Kolohe get to make the trip?

csibona
07-18-2011, 06:13 AM
Philmont is a fantastic place for backpacking (Class of '86).

philpot
07-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys :) the people at the campfire did this thing where they played the same chord progression for the most part and switched songs a bunch, and it all sounded really cool together. Everything from Closing Time to Wagon Wheel to Hot n Cold. So I think I want to try to throw together a mashup like theirs, because it was pretty dang awesome! Kolohe came with me on the 2 and a half day bus ride, but he didn't come out on the trail. I wanted to cut weight wherever possible, and plus I figured after 11 days on the trail tensions are high enough without mostly the same songs being heard day after day after day ;)

philpot
07-18-2011, 11:00 AM
oh, and no our burro was fine. He just scared an aggressive bear away. That thing was flippin huge!!