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Strenuous; Approximately 78 miles; Maps required: North, South
/KML/2019/12 Day-32.KMZRoute 32

Explore Philmont’s rugged North country and the vast Valle Vidal on this strenuous trek. Start your adventure with a tour of the historic Chase Ranch house and spend your first two nights in Chase Canyon. Rock climb at Chase Cow Camp and camp at scenic Hells Fire and Chase Canyon trail camps. Admire the view from the ridge as you hike into Indian Writings to take a peek at the petroglyphs and help the conservation department build a sustainable trail. Head north into the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest to experience the incredible ponderosa pine stands and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Wake up with a morning bike ride through the beautiful Whiteman Vega before hiking through Ring Place to learn about weather and on to Seally Canyon for a search and rescue operation. Hike through the striking burn scar left by the 2002 Ponil Complex Fire and see how the land is recovering before making it to Dan Beard, where you and your crew will have to work together to navigate the challenge course. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Valle Vidal and Baldy Mountain. Continue south towards Pueblano where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will invite you to their Company Meeting Campfire. Join the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda before spending your layover at Ewells Park. Get your rest and wake up early to climb over Baldy Mountain, then drop into French Henry to explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. You’ll then make your way back down Flume Canyon before heading to Ponil to celebrate your trek with your crew and a cold glass of root beer! Don’t miss the bus, because your next stop is back to Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Hells fire Canyon Bus to Chase TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Chase Canyon Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Chase Cow 
4North Ponil Conservation @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; (Showers; at Indian Writings)
5Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  
6Seally Canyon Folk Weather Forecasting @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)

Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Low Impact Camp;  
7Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  
8Pueblano Hike over Wilson Mesa  

Continental Tie & Lumber  

spar pole climbing  

Evening Campfire  
9Ewells Park Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
10Ewells Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
11Flume CanyonTrail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Ponil 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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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
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 4
Tour Petroglyphs at Indian Writings on day 4
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 6
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 6
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 10
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 10
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 10
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12