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 Ponderosa Park Upper Clarks Fork Aguila Line Camp Lover's Leap Old Abreu Olympia Rayado River Rimrock Park Toothache Springs Backache Springs Carson Meadows Dean Cutoff House Canyon Hells fire Canyon Arrowhead Herradura Magpie Heck Meadow Little Twin and CHQ Trailbound
Treks 12-2 12-24 7-1 9-2 9-4 9-6 take this program at Anasazi
Treks 12-21 12-35 7-6 take this program at Bent
Treks 7-15 9-11 take this program at Dean Skyline
Treks 7-9 7-16 9-13 take this program at Flume Canyon
Treks 12-6 7-7 take this program at McBride Canyon
Treks 12-15 12-22 12-32 9-8 take this program at Sioux
Treks 12-3 12-23 7-17 take this program at Cimarron River
Treks 7-2 take this program at Ponderosa Park
Treks 9-5 take this program at Upper Clarks Fork
Treks 9-7 take this program at Aguila
Treks 12-7 12-9 7-14 take this program at Line Camp
Treks 12-5 12-8 7-12 take this program at Lover's Leap
Treks 7-10 7-13 9-10 take this program at Old Abreu
Treks 12-11 12-12 12-19 take this program at Olympia
Treks 12-16 12-28 7-3 7-4 9-9 take this program at Rayado River
Treks 7-5 7-8 take this program at Rimrock Park
Treks 12-20 take this program at Toothache Springs
Treks 12-28 take this program at Backache Springs
Treks 9-1 take this program at Carson Meadows
Treks 12-17 take this program at Dean Cutoff
Treks 12-14 12-27 take this program at House Canyon
Treks 12-24 12-33 12-34 take this program at Hells fire Canyon
Treks 12-4 12-26 7-11 9-3 9-12 take this program at Arrowhead
Treks 12-1 take this program at Herradura
Treks 12-13 12-25 12-31 take this program at Magpie
Treks 12-10 12-18 12-30 take this program at Heck Meadow
Treks 12-29 take this program at Little Twin
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 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