July 27, 2013
Hikers from Boy Scout Troop 973, from left, Scoutmaster James Wall, Scout Sam Carter, Scout Andrew Maxwell and parent Steve Carter hike down Baldy Mountain, one of the many peaks summited by the group in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. (Special Photos)
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Scout troop backpacks through N.M. mountains
On a rainy day, Sam Carter summited the 11,000-foot Black Mountain with a full backpack. He carried his sleeping bag, two tents, six liters of water, food, first aid kit, bear rope, mess kit and two days worth of trash.