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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 32 Forward Virtual Tour

Super Strenuous; Approximately 89 miles; Maps required: North, South

This is the only trek that will enable your crew to bag Philmont's triple crown… Baldy Mountain, Mt. Phillips, and The Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek by enjoying the view of Little Costilla from Sioux Camp. Pick up burros at Ponil and visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano where you will climb spar poles and be treated to the loggers' Company Meeting Campfire. Drop your burros off and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking to Ute Meadows. A two day stay there will give you time to climb rugged Baldy, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Next, overcome difficult obstacles on the challenge course at Head of Dean and hike to Santa Claus. Head south towards Visto Grande, and enjoy the view of Baldy Mountain. The cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range are guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. Continue on and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Whistle Punk Camp on the way to Comanche Peak Camp. Wake up early and watch the sunrise just east of Comanche Peak Camp, then side hike Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips. Return to camp, grab your packs, and hike over Big Red and Black Mountain. Shoot .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles and learn to blacksmith at Black Mountain Camp where post Civil War settlers will greet you. Enjoy the hike down North Fork Urraca Creek and be sure to fill up all of your water bottles. Hike over Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time before your triumphant return to Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Tooth Ridge;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Sioux Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Pueblano Burro Packing @ Ponil (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Western Lore / Branding @ Ponil 

Continental Tie & Lumber  
4Ute Meadows Return Burros @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
5Ute Meadows Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
6Santa Claus Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
7Visto Grande Water @ Visto Grande catchmentTrail Camp; 
8Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
9Comanche Peak Conservation @ Whistle PunkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Whistle Punk)

Water @ Whistle PunkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
10Black Mountain Hike over Comanche Peak  

Hike over Mount Phillips  

Hike over Big Red  

Hike over Black Mountain  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

11Tooth Ridge Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Always dry); 

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
12Homebound Tent City Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire 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
Cantina at Ponil on day 3
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 3
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 3
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 3
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 3
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 4 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 4 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 5
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain 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