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 Indian Writings Maxwell Ponil Sioux Ponderosa Park Upper Bench Lover's Leap Old Abreu Olympia Rayado Rayado River Rimrock Park Toothache Springs Urraca Abreu Dean Cutoff House Canyon Chase Canyon Hells fire Canyon Arrowhead Little Twin and Camping Headquarters TB
Treks 223701710 take this program at Anasazi
Treks 2535703 take this program at Bent
Treks 29711 take this program at Dean Skyline
Treks 3 take this program at Indian Writings
Treks 1224 take this program at Maxwell
Treks 707 take this program at Ponil
Treks 1334 take this program at Sioux
Treks 702 take this program at Ponderosa Park
Treks 714 take this program at Upper Bench
Treks 1572730708 take this program at Lover's Leap
Treks 4709713 take this program at Old Abreu
Treks 111719 take this program at Olympia
Treks 20705 take this program at Rayado
Treks 914706 take this program at Rayado River
Treks 704 take this program at Rimrock Park
Treks 1518 take this program at Toothache Springs
Treks 6 take this program at Urraca
Treks 712 take this program at Abreu
Treks 31 take this program at Dean Cutoff
Treks 22 take this program at House Canyon
Treks 28 take this program at Chase Canyon
Treks 163233 take this program at Hells fire Canyon
Treks 81026715 take this program at Arrowhead
Treks 21 take this program at Little Twin
All treks take this program at Camping Headquarters TB
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 TB
Shakedown Reviewing the route Shakedown in base camp Check In at the Welcome Center Bell 'talk' at lunch Loading the bus Emergency Procedures 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 base camp rental equipment Medical Recheck at Base Camp Weighing packs at Welcome Center Ranger Training Map Review at Basecamp 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: Cleanup at the sump (PVC by the rock) Ranger Training: Tying off the bear bags Ranger Training: Dinner Prep Ranger Training: Eating Dinner! Bear Bag Training at Lover's Leap Ranger Training:  Bear Bags & the Lark's Head Knot
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 Zastrow Turnaround Zastrow Turnaround Ranger teaches lang navigation at the Zastrow Turnaround Ranger training at the Zastrow Turnaround
Photos at On the trail
Ranger training on top of Urraca Mesa larks head knot Ranger Training at the turnaround: Map & Compass
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