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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 25 Forward Virtual Tour


Strenuous; Approximately 76 miles; Maps required: South, North


This program packed trek will enable your crew to see gorgeous sunsets, climb Baldy Mountain, and spend two days at Miranda! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek on the Santa Fe Trail with a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado. Be rewarded for your hike up the south side of Urraca Mesa by watching the sun sink into Rayado Canyon from Backache Springs! Help the Conservation Department build a new trail at Crater Lake. Test your rock climbing skills at Miners Park and camp at Shaefers Pass. If you're up for the challenge, side hike the Tooth of Time and bag Shaefers Peak. Tour Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge and pass by Window Rock on your way to Visto Grande. Hike up Bear Canyon and work together to overcome all obstacles on the challenge course at Head of Dean. A two day stay at Miranda will give you an opportunity to shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles, throw tomahawks, hike Baldy Mountain, and visit historic Baldy Town. Pick up burros and hike to Flume Canyon, with a stop at Pueblano for spar pole climbing. Cowboy action shooting, chuckwagon dinner, and the Cantina Show await you on your final night at Ponil. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

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


Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Conservation Showers;  
4Shaefers Pass Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
5Hunting Lodge Tooth of Time @ Shaefers Pass (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Shaefers Pass)


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks Fork (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Tour Hunting Lodge  
6Visto Grande Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 


Water Trail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
7Upper Dean CowTrail Camp; 
8Miranda Challenge Events @ Head of Dean 


Mountain Man Rendezvous  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
9Miranda Side Hike Baldy Mountain  


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


Assaying @ Baldy Town 


Food Pickup @ Baldy Town 
10Flume Canyon Burro Packing @ MirandaTrail Camp; 


Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
11Ponil Return Burros Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cowboy Action Shooting Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Horse Rides @ PonilShowers; Trading Post;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Hike to Ponil 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
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 3 Double Dip
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 4
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 5
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 9
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 9
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Cantina at Ponil on day 12
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 12
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 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