Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 28 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 74 miles; Maps required: North, Valle; No KMZ data available

This itinerary covers some ground, getting you onto four different properties and to the top of Baldy Mountain before it is all said and done! Begin your journey at the historic Chase Ranch, where you will get a tour of the Main House before heading to Chase Canyon Camp to continue your Ranger training. Enjoy the scenic hike as you follow the ridgeline and drop down to Indian Writings to learn about the Anasazi, take a petroglyph tour and even do some atlatl throwing. The next leg of your journey takes you up and over Hart Peak, and down into Ponil. Enjoy some root beer before heading up North to Horse Canyon Camp. Before crossing into the vast beauty of the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest, work with our trained facilitators at Dan Beard and their challenge course activities. Your first night in the Valle will be at Beatty Lakes, be sure to check out the stars! Get ready, as your next day takes you to Whiteman Vega where you will ride mountain bikes on some of the best mountain biking trails in the area. Iris Park is another beautiful and quiet camp you will enjoy before hiking on to Ring Place complete your Conservation project. Next up is a visit to Rich Cabins and the Rich family homestead. Help with some chores and be rewarded with a family gathering with music and family stories that will keep you entertained through the evening. You are in for a treat the next day as you enter the Barker Wildlife Area and up and over Wilson Mesa. Get your cameras out, you will love it! Your night at Pueblano Ruins gets you close enough to Pueblano to become honorary loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. Work on your logging skills and enjoy their company meeting campfire! Make your way over to Miranda for a mountain man rendezvous, muzzle loading rifles, and some tomahawks! Get ready though, as your next day brings you to your ascent of Badly Mountain! Enjoy your last night on the trail and reflect on the many challenges and great experiences you have enjoyed on your trek. Your last hike of the trek takes you to the Express Trailhead for your bus trip back to base.

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Chase Canyon Bus to Chase Trailhead 

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase Ranch 

Ranger Training  
3Indian Writings Archaeology Showers;  

atlatl Showers;  

Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  
4Horse Canyon Hike over Hart Peak Trail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Western Lore / Branding @ PonilTrail Camp; 

Cantina @ PonilTrail Camp; 
5Beatty Lakes Challenge Events @ Dan BeardLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Dan Beard)
6Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  
7Iris Park Conservation @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)

Folk Weather Forecasting @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
8Rich Cabins Homesteading Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Cabin Tour Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
9Pueblano Ruins Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 

Evening Campfire @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
10Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

11Miranda Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ Baldy Town (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Food Pickup @ Baldy Town 

Mining History @ Baldy Town 

Assaying @ Baldy Town 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Express 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
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 4
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 4
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 4
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 4
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 7
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 7
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12