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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 22 Forward Virtual Tour

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

This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enjoy enormous grass filled vegas, hike through beautiful ponderosa pine stands, and view the rugged mountains to the north of Philmont! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start off at Bent Camp, and head up to the challenge course at Dan Beard before entering the US Forest Service's Valle Vidal. A search and rescue mission awaits your crew at remote Seally Canyon. After checking the weather forecast at Ring Place, you will get a chance to ride bikes on one of the area's best trails. Your conservation project will focus on restoring one of the Valle Vidal's many streams. Hear the pinging of hammers echo off the canyon walls as you approach Metcalf Station, and enjoy music in the evening. Climb Hart Peak, then head to Ponil for cowboy action shooting and a chuckwagon dinner. Pick up your burros the next morning and make your way to Baldy Skyline. The Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano has spar pole climbing along the way. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles and side hike Baldy Mountain from Miranda before reflecting on the journey while watching the sunset at Santa Claus. Hike down to the beautiful Ute Park Turnaround. Next stop... Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Trail Canyon TurnaroundCommissary; Trading Post;  
2Bent Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  
4Seally Canyon Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Low Impact Camp;  
5Whiteman Vega Conservation @ Valle VidalLow Impact Camp;  

Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)
6Metcalf Station Railroading  


Evening Campfire  
7Ponil Hike over Hart Peak Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cowboy Action Shooting Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
8Baldy Skyline Burro Packing @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
9Miranda Return Burros  

Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  
10Miranda Side Hike Baldy Mountain  

Mining History @ Baldy Town (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Assaying @ Baldy Town 

Food Pickup @ Baldy Town 
11Santa ClausTrail Camp; 
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Ute Park 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.
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 5
Folk Weather Forecasting at Ring Place on day 5
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 5
Cantina at Ponil on day 8
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 8
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 8 Double Dip
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 8
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 8
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 8 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 10
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 10
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda 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