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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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Conyers Boy Scout troop backpacks through New Mexico mountain range

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.


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