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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 19 Forward Virtual Tour


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


If your crew is up for the challenge… they will enjoy every second of Philmont's CHALLENGE COURSE TREK! This trek will climb over Baldy Mountain, test your limits on the challenge course, provide an envelope of initiative games (and Leave No Trace games) to open trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! Begin by visiting the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano, where your crew will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and be entertained by the loggers at their Company Meeting Campfire before camping at Pueblano Ruins for the night. Enjoy hiking alongside the lush South Ponil Creek on your way to check out Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine at French Henry. Your two day stay at Baldy Town will enable you to climb Baldy and shoot black powder rifles at Miranda. Next, hike to Head of Dean to encounter your first challenge course experience! Upon completion of the course, your Crew Leader and Wilderness Pledge Guia will each be given an envelope of initiative games. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande and complete the first set of initiative games at Hawkeye Camp. Hike on and complete the Leave No Trace initiative games at Webster Parks. Be sure to check out Window Rock and take a tour of Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Your crew will then overcome another challenge when they test their rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following morning. Hike to Urraca Mesa to participate in advanced challenge course events and lead the staff through an initiative game or two of your own! Enjoy the evening campfire, but be sure to get your rest so you can wake up and watch the sunrise from Inspiration Point, before side hiking the Tooth of Time from Stockade Ridge Camp! The final challenge will be to overcome your fears at the High Ropes COPE Course!

Dry Camps: Upper Bench;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Trail Canyon TurnaroundCommissary; Trading Post;  
2Dean Cutoff Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


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


Company Meeting @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
4Baldy Town Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Tomahawks @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Head of Dean Challenge Events  
7Upper Bench Crew Based Challenge Initiatives Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ Visto GrandeTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Visto Grande)
8Aspen Springs Crew Based Challenge Initiatives Trail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)


Conservation @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 
9Miner's Park Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
10Urraca Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's Park (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Challenge Events  


Evening Campfire  
11Stockade Ridge Sunrise at Inspiration Point @ StockadeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Stockade)


Water @ StockadeTrail Camp; 


Tooth of Time Trail Camp; 
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to COPE TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  


High Ropes @ COPE CourseShowers; 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.
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 4
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 5
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 5
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 9
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12