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Challenging; Approximately 54 miles; Maps required: South
/KML/2019/12 Day-02.KMZRoute 2


This program packed itinerary loops through the Philmont North Country and combines high peaks and beautiful vistas with southwest history. The adventure begins with a bus from Base Camp to the Six Mile Trailhead and a short hike to the first confirmed T-Rex footprint in the world. You’ll make your way to Anasazi trail camp where your Ranger will pass on important skills. Head up the North Ponil Canyon to Indian Writings where you will see ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs and archeology sites, and work on an important trail construction project. Listen for the echo of the mauls striking spikes as you make your way to Metcalf Station to learn what life was like on the railroad. You’ll help rebuild the railroad and enjoy great music and stories at the evening campfire program. The next day will be your first big climb up and over Hart Peak into Ponil. Your efforts will be rewarded with a chance to do some Cowboy Action Shooting, roping, branding, and horseback riding. Reward yourself with a cold root beer at the cantina, chow down on a delicious chuckwagon meal and prepare to be entertained at the evening Cantina Show! Head up the North Ponil River to the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. at Pueblano where your crew can climb spar poles and make rail ties before enjoying yet another amazing campfire performance. Move on up to Ute Meadows for a layover where you will prepare yourself with rest and reflection before your ascent of Philmont's highest Peak. Climbing to the top of the 12,441 ft. Baldy Mountain during your layover day is sure to be the highlight of your Philmont adventure! You’ll also enjoy the loop around through Copper Park and on to the Aztec mine at French Henry, eventually ending up back at the old mining town at Baldy Town. Your next day is just a short hike to Miranda where you will have plenty of time for muzzle loading rifles, tomahawks and the mountain man rendezvous. Challenge courses and initiative games at Head of Dean will help your crew build confidence and teamwork. Shoot on over to the reopened Santa Claus camp where you will load your

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Anasazi Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 


Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Trail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Metcalf Station Tour Petroglyphs @ Indian Writings (Showers; at Indian Writings)


Conservation @ Indian Writings 


Railroading  


Blacksmithing  


Evening Campfire  
4Ponil Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cowboy Action Shooting Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Evening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Pueblano Horse Rides @ Ponil (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Continental Tie & Lumber  


Evening Campfire  
6Ute Meadows spar pole climbing @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
7Ute Meadows Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
8Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Tomahawks  
9Head of Dean Challenge Events  
10Santa Claus Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  
11New Dean Campsite Trail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Ponil TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; 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 Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 2
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 3
Cantina at Ponil on day 5 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 5 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 5
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 5
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 5
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 5 Double Dip
Continental Tie & Lumber at Pueblano on day 6 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 7
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 7
Blacksmithing at French Henry on day 7
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 8 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12