Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-14 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 58 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 12-14 in 2020; 12-14 in 2021-22

This traverse of the North Country historical timeline starts off by exploring the site of the first confirmed T-Rex track in the world! Move on to Indian Writings the next day to learn about some of the oldest historical sites on the ranch, the many petroglyphs found in the canyon, as well as the pit house excavation site. Continue up the North Ponil Canyon to the site of Metcalf Station and try your hands as a railroader for the day before settling in to Horse Canyon trail camp. Hike down beautiful Horse Canyon to the original base camp and headquarters of Philmont at Ponil. Ride horses, enjoy a nice cold root beer at the Cantina and spend the rest of the day enjoying the western lore programs, a delicious chuckwagon dinner, and an exciting Cantina Show to top off the day. Pick up your burros then head over to Pueblano to spend time with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. to experience the thrill of spar pole climbing and enjoy a great campfire program. Get ready, as the next morning you will be heading up into the mountains and cooler nights at higher elevations. First, drop off your burros at Miranda and get a glimpse of what a Mountain Man Rendezvous might have looked like and enjoy a friendly tomahawk throwing competition. Your next two nights are at a beautiful camp called Ute Meadows, in the shadow of Baldy Mountain. You will have a layover day where you can summit Baldy Mountain, and then, if you are up for the challenge, hike down to Copper Park and French Henry to visit Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine. Get some rest after a long day and make your way to Baldy Skyline, then down the trail to Head of Dean to test your crew's teamwork skills. Your next stop is not the North Pole, but Santa Claus! Reload 12-gauge shotshells before heading down to the range to do some shooting! Your last night on the trail is at Cimarroncita, where you can learn about Hunter Safety and try out the new Laser Shooting Range! You'll make the short hike the next morning to the Ute Park Trailhead to load up on the bus for the journey back to Base Camp.

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2House Canyon Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 

Tyrannosaurus Rex Track @ Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Indian Writings Atl Atl Darts Showers;  

Archaeology Showers;  

Petroglyphs Tour Showers;  
4Horse Canyon Railroading @ Metcalf StationTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ Metcalf StationTrail Camp; 
5Ponil Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Horse Rides Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Pueblano Pick Up Burros @ Ponil (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Crosscut Saws / Tie making  

spar pole climbing  

7Ute Meadows Return Burros @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
8Ute Meadows Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Climb Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
9Head of Dean Conservation Project @ Baldy Skyline (Trail Camp; at Baldy Skyline)
10Santa Claus Challenge Events @ Head of Dean 
11Cimarroncita 12 Gauge Shotgun shooting/reloading @ Santa Claus 
12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Ute Park TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
Warning: Itinerary details provided by PhilSearch are for planning purposes only.  Only the current year's "Treks" book and the addendums to it, if any, should be used for final trek selection.
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Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
4Metcalf StationMorse Code
6PonilCantinaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Western Lore / Branding
Cantina Show
Climb Hart Peak
Cowboy Action Shooting
PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
7MirandaMuzzle Loading Rifles
Climb Baldy Mountain
8Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Tour Historic Baldy Town
Mining History
French HenryBlacksmithing
10Head of Deanpickup crew based challenge events
12CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.