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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 15 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 65 miles; Maps required: South, North


If your crew is interested in rock climbing, this CLIMBING TREK will be their first choice! This trek will give you an opportunity to climb at both Dean Cow and Cimarroncito. Your two day stay at Cimarroncito will give you a chance to climb the standard rock routes and give you a hands on learning experience, before providing you with an opportunity to climb several newly established routes not previously used at Philmont. Start your trek with a cool root beer at the Ponil cantina before spending the night at Bent. Hike over Wilson Mesa on your way to climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire at Pueblano before camping at Pueblano Ruins for the night. Next, hike the South Ponil Creek to French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine on your way to historic Baldy Town. A two day stay at Baldy Town will give you time to climb Baldy Mountain and throw tomahawks at Miranda. Then, hike to Head of Dean to participate in challenge events that will bring your crew together. Continue your journey to Dean Cow, where your crew will participate in the first round of rock climbing & rappelling. You will also test your knot skills at an “Anchor Rodeo." Practice those knots on your way to Harlan where you will shoot shotguns and race burros after dinner. You will then work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before camping at Devil's Wash Basin. From there, hike to Cimarroncito for your second day of rock climbing. See if you can make it around the climbing wall and test your knots with the Cimarroncito staff. Put those knot skills to use during the advanced rock climbing instruction on your second day, climbing several new routes near Cimarroncito. Be sure to hike through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before touring Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Continue to the Cimarroncito Reservoir and Demonstration Forest on your way to the Cimarroncito Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Devils Wash Basin;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Bent Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Pueblano Ruins Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 


Company Meeting @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 


Hike over Wilson Mesa Trail Camp; 
4Baldy Town Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Baldy Town Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Tomahawks @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Upper Dean Cow Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
7Dean Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
8Harlan Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  


Burro Racing  
9Devils Wash Basin Water @ Deer Lake MesaTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Deer Lake Mesa)


Conservation @ HarlanTrail Camp (Always dry); 
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
11Cimarroncito Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction Showers;  


Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Cito TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers; 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
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 4
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 5
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 5
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 9 Double Dip
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge at Harlan on day 9 Double Dip
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Cimarroncito on day 11 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 12