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: Dean Skyline Flume Canyon McBride Canyon New Dean Ponil Sioux Cimarron River Harlan Hunting Lodge Ponderosa Park Vaca Aguila Line Camp Lover's Leap Old Abreu Rimrock Park Toothache Springs Abreu Backache Springs House Canyon Hells fire Canyon Horse Canyon Arrowhead Trail Canyon Herradura Magpie Mistletoe Heck Meadow Bluestem and Camping Headquarters

Treks 9-5
take this program at Dean Skyline

Treks 12-10
take this program at Flume Canyon

Treks 12-32
take this program at McBride Canyon

Treks 12-25
take this program at New Dean

Treks 7-4
take this program at Ponil

Treks 12-33
take this program at Sioux

Treks 12-9
take this program at Cimarron River

Treks 9-1 9-13
take this program at Harlan

Treks 7-13
take this program at Hunting Lodge

Treks 9-3
take this program at Ponderosa Park

Treks 7-15
take this program at Vaca

Treks 9-8 take this program at Aguila

Treks 9-10
take this program at Line Camp

Treks 12-2 12-4
take this program at Lover's Leap

Treks 7-8 7-10
take this program at Old Abreu

Treks 12-6 12-7
take this program at Rimrock Park

Treks 12-1 12-3 12-15
take this program at Toothache Springs

Treks 12-12 12-14
take this program at Abreu

Treks 12-13
take this program at Backache Springs

Treks 12-18
7-1 7-12
take this program at House Canyon

Treks 12-27 12-28 take this program at Hells fire Canyon

Treks 12-16 take this program at Horse Canyon

Treks 12-11 12-21 take this program at Arrowhead

Treks 12-26 take this program at Trail Canyon

Treks 12-20
take this program at Herradura

Treks 12-17 12-22 12-24 take this program at Magpie

Treks 12-34 take this program at Mistletoe

Treks 12-8 12-19 12-31
take this program at Heck Meadow

Treks 12-29 12-30
9-15 take this program at Bluestem

All treks take this program at Camping Headquarters

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 Camping Headquarters

Shakedown Shakedown in base camp Emergency Procedures Ranger Training Bell 'talk' at lunch Map Review at Basecamp Shakedown Loading the bus The Crew Photo shakedown at basecamp Weighing packs at Welcome Center Reviewing the route Check In at the Welcome Center Waiting for the medical re-check A little Ranger Training while we wait of our turn in Logistics Medical Recheck at Base Camp Map Review at Basecamp Medical Recheck at Base Camp The Ranger's Checkin at the reception center A Trek Planner reviews our intinerary with our crew leaders in Logisitics Kevin Walker, Our Ranger for the next couple of days base camp rental equipment Waiting for the Ranger to appear food pickup at base camp

Photos at Vaca

Ranger Training at Vaca Ranger Training at Vaca Ranger Training at Vaca

Photos at Lover's Leap

Ranger Training: Cleanup at the sump (PVC by the rock) Ranger Training: Eating Dinner! Ranger Training:  Dinner Prep Ranger Training: Tying off the bear bags Ranger Training:  Bear Bags & the Lark's Head Knot Bear Bag Training at Lover's Leap Ranger Training: Dinner Prep

Photos at Olympia

Tarp training

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 training at the Zastrow Turnaround Ranger teaches lang navigation at the Zastrow Turnaround Zastrow Turnaround Ranger Training at Zastrow Turnaround

Photos at On the trail

larks head knot Ranger training on top of Urraca Mesa Ranger Training at the turnaround: Map & Compass

Photos at Lovers Leap Trailhead

Off to a cloudy start Gathering at the turnaround

Photos at Ponil Trailhead

Orienting a map at the Ponil Turnaround

Photos at Cito Trailhead

Cito Turnaround

Photos at House Canyon

Raising Bear Bags