Ranger Training



Your Ranger will accompany your crew into the back country. During your first day on the trail your Ranger will instruct your crew on Philmont's back country protocols including land navigation, emergency procedures and meal preparation and cleanup, campsite selection. Your Ranger will then accompany you on the trail to your second campsite, normally leaving you on the morning of your third day on the trail.
Campsites offering this program: Anasazi Bent Dean Skyline Flume Canyon McBride Canyon Sioux Cimarron River Upper Clarks Fork Aguila Line Camp Lover's Leap Old Abreu Olympia Rayado River Rimrock Park Toothache Springs Dean Cutoff House Canyon Hells fire Canyon Arrowhead Herradura Magpie Cimarroncita Heck Meadow and CHQ Trailbound
Treks 12-212-247-19-29-49-6 take this program at Anasazi
Treks 12-2112-357-6 take this program at Bent
Treks 7-159-11 take this program at Dean Skyline
Treks 7-16 take this program at Flume Canyon
Treks 12-67-7 take this program at McBride Canyon
Treks 12-1512-329-8 take this program at Sioux
Treks 12-312-23 take this program at Cimarron River
Treks 7-139-5 take this program at Upper Clarks Fork
Treks 9-7 take this program at Aguila
Treks 12-712-97-14 take this program at Line Camp
Treks 12-512-87-12 take this program at Lover's Leap
Treks 7-109-10 take this program at Old Abreu
Treks 12-1112-1212-19 take this program at Olympia
Treks 12-1612-287-37-49-9 take this program at Rayado River
Treks 7-57-8 take this program at Rimrock Park
Treks 12-20 take this program at Toothache Springs
Treks 9-13 take this program at Dean Cutoff
Treks 12-1412-27 take this program at House Canyon
Treks 12-34 take this program at Hells fire Canyon
Treks 12-267-11 take this program at Arrowhead
Treks 12-1 take this program at Herradura
Treks 12-1312-2512-31 take this program at Magpie
Treks 7-179-13 take this program at Cimarroncita
Treks 12-412-1012-307-29-3 take this program at Heck Meadow
All treks take this program at CHQ Trailbound
Photos at Anasazi
Ranger training at Anasazi
Photos at Old Camp
Ranger training at Old Camp Ranger training at Old Camp
Photos at Sioux
Ranger training at Sioux
Photos at CHQ Trailbound
Shakedown Emergency Procedures Check In at the Welcome Center Shakedown in base camp Bell 'talk' at lunch Loading the bus Reviewing the route Shakedown The Crew Photo Waiting for the medical re-check A Trek Planner reviews our intinerary with our crew leaders in Logisitics A little Ranger Training while we wait of our turn in Logistics The Ranger's Kevin Walker, Our Ranger for the next couple of days Waiting for the Ranger to appear shakedown at basecamp food pickup at base camp Checkin at the reception center Medical Recheck at Base Camp base camp rental equipment Map Review at Basecamp Weighing packs at Welcome Center Ranger Training Map Review at Basecamp
Photos at Vaca
Ranger Training at Vaca Ranger Training at Vaca Ranger Training at Vaca
Photos at Lover's Leap
Ranger Training: Dinner Prep Ranger Training:  Bear Bags & the Lark's Head Knot Ranger Training:  Dinner Prep Ranger Training: Eating Dinner! Ranger Training: Cleanup at the sump (PVC by the rock) Bear Bag Training at Lover's Leap Ranger Training: Tying off the bear bags
Photos at Rayado

Photos at Rayado River
Learning to tie a larks head knot Sumping at Rayado River
Photos at Urraca
Ranger Challenge at Uracca Ranger Challenge at Uracca
Photos at Rich Cabins
Ranger Training
Photos at Dean Cutoff
Ranger Training at Dean Cutoff
Photos at Zastrow Trailhead
Ranger teaches lang navigation at the Zastrow Turnaround Zastrow Turnaround Ranger Training at Zastrow Turnaround Ranger training at the Zastrow Turnaround
Photos at On the trail
Ranger Training at the turnaround: Map & Compass larks head knot Ranger training on top of Urraca Mesa
Photos at Lovers Leap Trailhead
Gathering at the turnaround
Photos at Ponil Trailhead
Orienting a map at the Ponil Turnaround
Photos at Cito Trailhead
Cito Turnaround