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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 20 Forward Virtual Tour


Rugged; Approximately 74 miles; Maps required: North, Valle


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 at trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! After your first night on the trail, lend a hand at the Flume Canyon conservation project. Hike up the ridge to Elkhorn for 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Stop by Head of Dean the next day for your first challenge events. A two day stay at Baldy Town will enable you to climb Baldy and visit the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Next, hike back to Head of Dean to pick up your envelope of initiative games. Complete the first set of initiative games at Santa Claus on your way to Deer Lake Mesa Camp. Hike on and complete the Leave No Trace initiative games in Hidden Valley before settling in near Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge for the night. Be sure to check out the Demonstration Forest before testing your rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following day. 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: Deer Lake Mesa;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Dean Cutoff Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Elkhorn Conservation @ Flume CanyonTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Flume Canyon)
4Baldy Town Challenge Events @ Head of DeanCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mining History Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Assaying Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mine Tour @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Santa Claus pickup crew based challenge events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 


Crew Based Challenge Initiatives Trail Camp; 
7Deer Lake Mesa Crew Based Challenge Initiatives Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
8Hunting Lodge Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden Valley 


Tour Hunting Lodge  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch Commissary (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
9Miner's Park Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkShowers;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
10Urraca Advanced Challenge Events  


Evening Campfire  
11Stockade Ridge Tooth of Time Trail Camp; 


Water @ StockadeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Stockade)
12Homebound Tent City High Ropes @ COPE CourseShowers; Trading Post;  


Hike to COPE TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  


Bus to Homebound Tent CityShowers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire 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
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Challenge Events at Head of Dean on day 6 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 8
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 9
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 9
Challenge Events at Urraca on day 10 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