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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 22 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 81 miles; Maps required: South, North

This very rugged itinerary is filled with program and will give you an opportunity to explore most of Philmont’s North, Central, and South Country! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa, which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Camp at Baldy Skyline and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before hiking to Miranda for .50 caliber black powder rifles. Be the only crews to camp at Black Horse while you conquer Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic Baldy Town. After your successful mountain ascent, hike on to Head of Dean to participate in initiative games and challenge events. From Head of Dean, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, through Hidden Valley, and by Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest before settling down at Clarks Fork for a chuckwagon dinner and cowboy campfire. Wake up early to ride horses and side hike the Tooth of Time before camping at Miners Park. You might have to choose one or the other due to time. The next morning you will be challenged to test your rock climbing skills before hiking to Aguila. Be sure to wake up early and watch the gorgeous sunrise as first light hits the plains. Enjoy the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a Dutch oven dessert, the Rededication to Scouting ceremony, and a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!

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

Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Baldy Skyline Hike over Wilson Mesa Trail Camp; 
4Black Horse Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
5Black Horse Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
6Head of Dean Challenge Events  
7Visto GrandeTrail Camp; 
8Clarks Fork Cowboy Campfire Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

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

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
9Miner's Park Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkShowers;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Tooth of Time @ Clarks ForkShowers;  
10Bear Caves Conservation @ Crater LakeTrail Camp; (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp; (Showers; at Miner's Park)

Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp; 
11Zastrow Land Navigation / GPS Technology Showers;  

Geocaching Showers;  

Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  

Rededication to Scouting Showers;  

Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoShowers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Rayado TurnaroundShowers; 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.
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 4
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 4 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 5
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 5
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 9 Double Dip
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 10
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 10
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 11
Mexican Homestead at Abreu 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