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Strenuous; Approximately 81 miles; Maps required: South, North
/KML/2019/12 Day-33.KMZRoute 33

This strenuous north country itinerary will take your crew through some of the most challenging terrain on Philmont while getting great program opportunities along the way. You will start off your trek at the Chase Ranch Trailhead where you can see what living on a ranch in the 1800’s was like at the Chase Ranch Museum. After your first night at Hells Fire Canyon, you will rock climb on some unique rock formations at one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps: Chase Cow. After a scenic hike to Cottonwood trail camp the following day, your crew will help build a new railroad for the Cimarron and Northwestern Railway at Metcalf Station. Your crew will then venture onward to beautiful Beatty Lakes in the Valle Vidal unit of the Carson National Forest. Be ready to be engulfed by the scenic meadows of the Valle as you make your way to the incident command post at Seally Canyon. Try your hand at some search and rescue exercises before hiking on to Ring Place where you will get to work on your conservation project, but also participate in folk weather forecasting and astronomy at night. After spending the following night practicing your low impact camping skills at Greenwood Canyon, your crew will make the climb towards the historic Baldy Mining District, where you will stop at Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine at French Henry. Complete the loop to Baldy Town, where you will have a two-day layover to make the triumphant summit to the peak of Baldy Mountain. Drop down off the mountain and head towards the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda and try your hand at tomahawks and Muzzle Loading Rifles. You will have earned a much-needed shower and night of rest after this day, but you get to look forward to your time with the loggers at Pueblano to participate in the Continental Tie and Lumber Company’s spar pole climbing, tie making, and company meeting campfire. The next day’s hike will take you through Head of Dean where you can participate in a sampling of the challenge course program, but leave time for Santa Claus, where you can enjoy the new 12-guage shotgun range before heading to New Dean for your last night in the backcountry. The next day you will hike to the Express Trailhead to be picked up by the bus. Next stop… Base Camp!

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

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchTrail Camp; 
3Chase Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling  
4CottonwoodTrail Camp; 
5Beatty Lakes Railroading @ Metcalf StationLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
6Ring Place Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
7Greenwood Canyon Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
8Baldy Town Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
9Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
10Pueblano Continental Tie & Lumber  

spar pole climbing  

Evening Campfire  
11New Dean Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 

Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ Santa ClausTrail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Express TrailheadCommissary; 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.
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 6
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 8
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 9
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 9
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12