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Strenuous; Approximately 73 miles; Maps required: North, Valle
/KML/2019/12 Day-29.KMZRoute 29

This lengthy itinerary will enable your crew to experience Philmont’s striking North Country and the beautiful Valle Vidal. Start your trek with a night at Dean Skyline before hiking to Santa Claus to shoot 12-gauge shotguns. As you pass through Head of Dean your crew will work together to navigate through the challenge course, then venture down to Pueblano to climb spar poles with the loggers of the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. After spending the evening at Pueblano Ruins, hike to Baldy Town to get food to fuel your crew for your next challenge: Baldy Mountain! Wake up early at beautiful Copper Park to climb over Baldy Mountain and then visit French Henry to explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. Make the journey to Greenwood Canyon Camp after another evening at Copper Park, where you will then head northeast into the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. Here you will experience the incredible ponderosa pine stands and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Camp at Iris Park and Ring Place and lend a hand on a stream restoration project and gaze at the Milky Way. Head out the next day through the North Ponil Canyon to meet up with the railroaders at Metcalf Station. Help them build a railroad and enjoy their entertaining evening campfire program. Keep on heading downstream to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities on Philmont property. Spend the evening at lovely House Canyon Camp and make sure you see the world’s first confirmed TRex track on your way to the Six Mile Gate Trailhead. Next stop…Base Camp!

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

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Santa Claus Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  
4Pueblano Ruins Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 

Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 

Evening Campfire @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
5Copper Park Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 
6Copper Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
7Greenwood Canyon Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
8Iris Park Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
9Ring Place Conservation Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
10Metcalf Station Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Seally Canyon (Low Impact Camp; at Seally Canyon)


11House Canyon Archaeology @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; (Showers; at Indian Writings)

atlatl @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 

Tour Petroglyphs @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Six Mile GateCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Commissary; 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
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 6
Blacksmithing at French Henry on day 6
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 9
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 12
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12