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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 26 Forward Virtual Tour


Strenuous; Approximately 77 miles; Maps required: North, Valle


This trek is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities as well as Baldy Mountain! You will even 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. Hike through Shaefers Pass to Clarks Fork for roping, branding, chuckwagon dinner, and a cowboy campfire. After horse rides in the morning, visit the Demonstration Forest and hike by Window Rock on your way to Aspen Springs for the night. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department in Hidden Valley before continuing on to Hawkeye Camp for the night. Participate in challenge course events that will encourage your crew to work together at Head of Dean. From there, head to the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda before camping at Ute Meadows for two nights. Side hike Baldy Mountain, check out Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine at French Henry, and visit historic Baldy Town. Return to Miranda to pick up your burros in the morning, and test your nerve on Pueblano's spar poles in the afternoon. 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; 


Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoTrail Camp; 


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


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


Food Pickup Showers;  
5Clarks Fork Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


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


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


Conservation @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 


Water @ Visto Grande catchmentTrail Camp; 
8Head of Dean Challenge Events  
9Ute Meadows Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
10Ute Meadows Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 


Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
11Pueblano Burro Packing @ Miranda 


Continental Tie & Lumber  
12Homebound Tent City Return Burros @ 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
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 3
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 3
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 3
Cantina 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
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 11 Double Dip
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 11 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 11 Double Dip
Cantina at Ponil on day 12
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