Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-29 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 71 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 12-29 in 2020; 12-29 in 2021-22

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 Little Twin Camp to continue your Ranger training. Climb at Chase Cow the next morning, then enjoy the scenic hike as you follow the ridgeline and drop down to Indian Writings to learn about the Ancestral Puebloans, 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 after your conservation project is completed at Ring Place. 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! Pass through Baldy Town and soak in the mining history of the area before camping at your Baldy summit staging camp at Black Horse Mine. Get ready, as your next day brings you to your ascent of Badly Mountain! After your summit, break camp and make your way down to Miranda for a Mountain Man Rendezvous, muzzle loading rifles, and some tomahawks! 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 Maxwell Trailhead for your bus trip back to base

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

Dry Camps: Little Twin; Unique Campsite: Little Twin; Black Horse;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Little Twin Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp (Always dry); (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Water @ Hells fire CanyonTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at Hells fire Canyon)

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchTrail Camp (Always dry); 

Ranger Training Trail Camp (Always dry); 
3Indian Writings Petroglyphs Tour Showers;  

Atl Atl Darts Showers;  

Archaeology Showers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Chase CowShowers;  
4Horse Canyon Western Lore / Branding @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Cantina @ PonilTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ PonilTrail Camp; 

Climb Hart Peak Trail Camp; 
5Beatty Lakes Challenge Events @ Dan BeardLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Dan Beard)

Water @ Dan BeardLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
6Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  
7Iris Park Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)

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

Conservation Project @ Whiteman VegaLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Whiteman Vega)
8Rich Cabins Cabin Tour Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Campfire Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Homesteading Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
9Pueblano Ruins Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 

Campfire @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
10Black Horse Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 
11Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  


Climb Baldy Mountain  
12CHQ Homebound Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Maxwell TrailheadCommissary; 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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Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3Chase CowBouldering
4PonilCantina ShowCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Climb Hart Peak
Cowboy Action Shooting
5Dan BeardLeave No Trace TrainingLow Impact Camp;
7Ring PlaceAstronomyCommissary; Low Impact Camp;
Historic Homestead
Side Hike to McCrystal Creek Ruins
Whiteman VegaMountain BikingLow Impact Camp;
8Rich CabinsEvening musicCommissary; Low Impact Camp;
Animal Care
9PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
spar pole climbing
10Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Tour Historic Baldy Town
12MirandaMountain Man Rendezvous
Climb Baldy Mountain
CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.