Ponil


Staffed Camp;
Water: purified;
Facilities: Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Programs: Cantina Show Climb Hart Peak Gymkhana Pick Up Burros Cantina Cowboy Breakfast Chuck Wagon Dinner Western Lore / Branding Horse Rides Cavalcade Cowboy Action Shooting
Treks Camping at Ponil: 12-3 12-14 12-15 12-17 12-21 12-23 12-24 7-7 9-4 9-6 9-11
Treks taking program at Ponil: 12-2 12-3 12-6 12-14 12-15 12-17 12-21 12-22 12-23 12-24 12-29 12-30 12-32 12-34 7-1 7-6 7-7 7-9 7-15 7-16 9-2 9-4 9-6 9-8 9-11 9-13
Located at 7150; Latitude 36.62526 x Longitude -105.03858;

Phillips sometimes allowed others, including a few Boy Scout troops, to visit his ranch. He was so impressed with the Scouts that in 1938, during the Great Depression, he donated 35,857 acres (145.11 km2) of his land to the Boy Scouts of America. His only condition was that the property be used "for the benefit of the members of the Boy Scout organization". The camp was initially named the "Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp".[3][9] The word 'Philturn' is derived from Waite Phillips' name, together with the "Good Turn" he did by donating the property

ponil ta to dean cutoff Long View - Ponil aka PhilTurn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp Ponil looking from stables Ponil Feeding time at Ponil Cavalcade arriving at Ponil
Pick Up Burros
Getting the burro ready Burro Instruction at Ponil A friendly Burro at Ponil Returing burros at Ponil Burro Packing Class at Ponil Heading out With the Burro from Ponil Burro Instruction at Ponil
Cantina
Enjoyng a root beer at the Ponil Cantina Cantina at Ponil Cantina at Ponil Cantina at Ponil Solving the nail puzzle at the Ponil Cantina Cantina at Ponil Downtime at the Ponil Cantina
Cowboy Breakfast
Chuckwagon Breakfast at Ponil Chuckwagon Breakfast at Ponil Chuckwagon Breakfast at Ponil
Chuck Wagon Dinner
Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil
Western Lore / Branding
roping at Ponil.JPG Roping with Cantina / General Store in the background Troop Boot Branding at Ponil
Horse Rides
Trail Ride from Ponil
Cantina Show
Cantina show at Ponil Cantina show at Ponil Cantina show at Ponil Cantina Show at Ponil Tom Latimer of crew 291 as 'Clementine' Tom Latimer of crew 291 as 'Clementine' Ponil Cantina Show
Climb Hart Peak
Hart Peak, Baldy in the distance
Food Pickup
Food pickup at Ponil Food pickup at Ponil
Return Burros
Burros on the trail to Ponil
Points of Interest
Closeup of PhilTurn mark on original Rocky Mountian Scout Camp builiding Original PhilTurn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp building at Ponil Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp sign
Staff Cabin
PhilTurn Lodge - Circa 1941 Ponil Trading Post View from new Staff Cabin Porch New Staff Cabin
Crew Campsite
Campsites at Ponil - Note recovering burn area from 2000 Ponil Complex Fire Ponil Campsite (fire damage) Terraced campsites at Ponil (these are fairly new, I think)
Conservation Project
Conservation at Ponil Conservation at Ponil
Recreation
Horse Dung Baseball at Ponil Horseshoes at Ponil with General Store in background
Cowboy Action Shooting
Cowboy Action Shooting Cowboy Action Shooting Cowboy Action Shooting
Wildfire
On the 'Ponil Skyline' ridge trail, heading towards Hart Peak (note that this trail was burned off in 2002, and is currently semi-abandoned) On the 'Ponil Skyline' ridge trail, heading towards Hart Peak (note that this trail was burned off in 2002, and is currently semi-abandoned)