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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 14 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 69 miles; Maps required: South, North


This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visting the Historic Chase Ranch and seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Valley! From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a cantina show, and eat a cowboy breakfast before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Ute Springs for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons, where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, hike up to Comanche Peak Camp, but be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise east of camp… it's one of Philmont's best! Next, the side hike over Comache Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Retrieve your gear and continue on to Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir, and side hike Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail, before hiking into Base Camp.

Dry Camps: Tooth Ridge;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Hells fire Canyon Bus to Chase TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Tour Historic Chase Ranch Trail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Indian Writings Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Showers;  


Archaeology Showers;  


Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  


atlatl Showers;  
4Ponil Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Horse Rides Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Dean Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
6Vaca Burro Racing @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
7Ute Springs Conservation @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
8Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
9Red Hills Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp; 


Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 
10Hunting Lodge Hike over Big Red  


Hike over Black Mountain  


Tour Hunting Lodge  
11Tooth Ridge Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Always dry); 


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp (Always dry); 
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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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Program opportunities not included on the official itinerary

This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Cantina at Ponil on day 4
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 4
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 4
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 4
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 4
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 7 Double Dip
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge at Harlan on day 7
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 10
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12