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Rugged; Approximately 68 miles; Maps required: South, North
/KML/2019/12 Day-22.KMZRoute 22

This adventure packed itinerary provides a variety of opportunities for mileage, adventure, and traversing breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a variety of side hikes, participate in unique program opportunities and try your skills with Leave No Trace camping opportunities in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. The trip will begin with a bus drop off at Six-mile Trailhead and a hike to the first confirmed T-rex footprint in the world, and a quick hike to House Canyon Camp where your Ranger will continue your training. Day 2 will take you up and over the ridge to Philmont newest rock climbing camp at Chase Cow Camp. Enjoy the views as you make your way out of Chase Canyon and hike the ridgeline above the North Ponil before dropping down to Cottonwood Canyon Camp. Get up the next morning ready to join the railroaders of the Cimarron & Northwestern in building a new line up the canyon and see what life was like at a railroad camp. Work quickly, as you still have to climb up and over to Dan Beard, where the Challenge Course and initiative games will help to build teamwork that your crew will utilize the rest of your trek. Leave Philmont Property and enter the beautiful Valle Vidal on your way to Ring Place camp to learn about weather and astronomy, surrounded by a blanket of stars in their open meadows. Head on over to Iris Park for more Leave No Trace camping, then drop down into the middle Ponil canyon to Upper Greenwood Canyon Camp to begin your approach to the high point of your trek. A layover at Ewells Park will give you plenty of time to summit Philmont's highest peak, Baldy mountain, and visit the historic mining areas of Baldy town and French Henry where our crew can tour the Aztec mine, pan for gold, and make a souvenir in the blacksmith shop. Your next adventure is at the mountain man rendezvous at Miranda where you can compete with your crew at tomahawk throwing and muzzle loading rifle shooting. Alas, your journey is coming to an end as you make your way to the Express Trailhead and load your bus for the ride back to base camp

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

Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Trail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Chase Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling  
4CottonwoodTrail Camp; 
5Dan Beard Railroading @ Metcalf StationLow Impact Camp;  
6Ring Place Challenge Events @ Dan BeardCommissary; Low Impact Camp;  (Low Impact Camp; at Dan Beard)

Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
7Iris Park Conservation @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)
8Upper Greenwood Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
9Ewells Park Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
10Ewells Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 
11Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

12Camping Headquarters HB Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Express TrailheadCommissary; 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
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 7 Double Dip
Folk Weather Forecasting at Ring Place on day 7 Double Dip
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 7
Gold Mining & Panning at French Henry on day 9
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 10
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12