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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 24 Forward Virtual Tour


Rugged; Approximately 82 miles; Maps required: North, South


This trek is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities including, Baldy Mountain and The Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Listen to the Rayado Creek while falling asleep on the first night of your trek at Olympia. From there, stop by Zastrow for geocaching, and check out the cantina and Mexican Homestead at Abreu before camping at Aguila for the night. Be sure to wake up early and watch the colors change over the plains as the sun comes up. Make your way to Miners Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Be sure to get an early start and side hike the Tooth of Time from Shaefers Pass if you are up for the challenge or eat a chuckwagon dinner at Clarks Fork. Test your roping skills, kick back for a cowboy campfire, and ride horses on the following morning at Clarks. From there, visit the Demonstration Forest, tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, and hike by Window Rock on your way to Aspen Springs for the night. Continue north and participate in challenge course events that will encourage your crew to work together at Head of Dean. From there, enjoy working on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Baldy Skyline before camping at Ute Meadows for the night. Side hike Baldy Mountain, check out Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine at French Henry, and visit historic Baldy Town before listening to the sound of booming .50 caliber black powder rifles as you hike to Miranda on the following day. Test your marksmenship with the rifles and pick up burros that will help carry a portion of your gear to Flume Canyon. A cool root beer awaits your arrival at Ponil. Next stopů Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Aguila;

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


Ranger Training @ Rayado TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Aguila Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Zastrow)


Geocaching @ ZastrowTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Abreu)
4Miner's Park Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
5Clarks Fork Tooth of Time Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Cowboy Campfire Showers;  
6Aspen Springs Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp; (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeTrail Camp; 


Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp; 
7Hawkeye Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)


Water @ Visto GrandeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Visto Grande)


Conservation @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 
8Head of Dean Challenge Events  
9Ute MeadowsTrail Camp; 
10Ute Meadows Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Tour Historic Baldy Town @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
11Flume Canyon Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaTrail Camp; 


Burro Packing @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
12Homebound Tent City Return Burros @ PonilShowers; Trading Post;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Ponil 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.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 3
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 3
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 3
Mexican Homestead at Abreu on day 3
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 4
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 6 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 6
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 10
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 10
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 11
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 11 Double Dip
Cantina at Ponil on day 12 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 12 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 12
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 12
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 12
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 12
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12