Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 25 Forward Virtual Tour


Rugged; Approximately 70 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 mountain biking trails. Hear the pinging of spike mauls 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 Chuck wagon dinner. Pick up your burros the next morning and make your way to Baldy Skyline. The Continental Tie & Lumber Co. at Pueblano has spar pole climbing along the way. You’re your burros off with the wrangler at Miranda, then join the mountain man rendezvous! Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles and side hike Baldy Mountain from Miranda before reflecting on the journey while watching the sunset at Elkhorn. Make your way back to Ponil for your bus pickup. Next stop... Base Camp!

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Bent Bus to Ponil TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  
4Seally Canyon Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Low Impact Camp;  
5Whiteman Vega Folk Weather Forecasting @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)


Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  


Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  
6Metcalf Station Railroading  


Blacksmithing  


Evening Campfire  
7Ponil Conservation Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cowboy Action Shooting Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Show 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  


Tomahawks  
10Miranda Side Hike Baldy Mountain  


Food Pickup @ Baldy Town (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Mining History @ Baldy Town 


Assaying @ Baldy Town 
11ElkhornTrail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Ponil TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; 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
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Astronomy 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
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 Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12