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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 28 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 82 miles; Maps required: North, Valle

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! Climb spar poles and enjoy music and stories with the Continental Tie & Lumber Company 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 Waite 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 black powder rifles, throw tomahawks, hike Baldy Mountain, and visit historic Baldy Town. Pick up burros and hike to Ponil where a chuckwagon dinner and cantina show will be a great cap to the night. Eat a cowboy breakfast and conquer your final mountain challenge, Hart Peak. Work with the Conservation Department on a project at Indian Writings and tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE. Finish your trek by seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Backache Springs Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Rayado TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  

Company Meeting Showers;  
4Shaefers Pass Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)

Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
5Hunting Lodge Tour Hunting Lodge  

Tooth of Time  

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration Forest 
6Visto Grande Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 
7Head of Dean Challenge Events  
8Miranda Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Mountain Man Rendezvous  
9Miranda Tour Historic Baldy Town @ Baldy Town (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Food Pickup @ Baldy Town 

Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ Black Horse (Trail Camp; at Black Horse)
10Ponil Burro Packing @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Return Burros Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
11Indian Writings Archaeology Showers;  

Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  

atlatl Showers;  

Conservation Showers;  

Hike over Hart Peak Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Six Mile GateShowers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Tyrannosaurus Rex Track 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
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Side Hike Baldy Mountain 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
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 10
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 10 Double Dip
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 10
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 10
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 10
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate 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