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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 29 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 84 miles; Maps required: North, Valle

This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, gorgeous ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. Start off by seeing the world’s only confirmed TRex track and viewing a beautiful sunset at House Canyon Camp. Tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. From there, camp at Cook Canyon and then your crew will help the Seally Canyon staff with an important search and rescue mission before hiking to Ring Place for astronomy and folk weather forecasting. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department and ride some of New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega. Be sure to take an unparalleled opportunity to preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from the north meadow of McCrystal Creek LNT area. Then head south towards Philmont and camp at Greenwood Canyon for the night. Review all of the ground you covered in the Valle from Baldy Mountain! Visit historic Baldy Town and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine at French Henry. Climb spar poles and cut railroad ties at Pueblano with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company. Your crew is sure to be entertained at their Company Meeting Campfire. Continue on to Ponil for Cowboy Action Shooting, branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast at Ponil! Test your rock climbing and rappelling skills at Dean Cow. Reflect on your trip as you tour the Historic Chase Ranch. Next stop… Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Indian Writings Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Showers;  

Ranger Training Showers;  

Bus to Six Mile GateShowers;  
3Cook Canyon Archaeology @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; (Showers; at Indian Writings)

Tour Petroglyphs @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 

atlatl @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 
4Ring Place Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Seally CanyonCommissary; Low Impact Camp;  (Low Impact Camp; at Seally Canyon)
5Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  

Conservation Low Impact Camp;  
6Greenwood CanyonLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 

Cross Country Hike via @ Iris ParkLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; at Iris Park)

Cross Country Hike via @ McCrystal CreekLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; at McCrystal Creek)
7Copper ParkTrail Camp; 
8Copper Park Tour Historic Baldy Town @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
9Pueblano Gold Mining & Panning @ French Henry 

Blacksmithing @ French Henry 

Company Meeting  

Continental Tie & Lumber  
10Ponil Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cowboy Action Shooting Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Horse Rides Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
11Dean Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Chase TurnaroundShowers; 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
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 2
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 4
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 8
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 9
Cantina at Ponil on day 10
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 10
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 10
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12