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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 34 Forward Virtual Tour


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


This MOUNTAINTOP trek will give your crew an opportunity to climb 12,441 ft. Baldy Mountain, 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak, and/or 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South. Begin by hiking up the South Ponil Canyon to Flume Canyon and Pueblano. Climb spar poles and enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire with the Continental Tie & Lumber Company staff. Hike to Baldy Town to pick up food and continue to French Henry to mine for gold, blacksmith, and explore Lucien Maxwell's gold producing Aztec Mine. Hike up the wall and be amazed as you walk down into Copper Park. Wake up early and hike to the ridge, where you will hang bear bags and day hike rugged Baldy Mountain before camping at Greenwood Canyon for the night. Enjoy waking up in the cool canyon and continue to Little Costilla Low Impact Camp, where you will prepare for another mountain challenge. In June, climb Ash Mountain, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain South… or BOTH! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate east down the ridge to Ring Place. Enjoy the astronomy program under some of the darkest skies in the United States. Stop by Seally Canyon for search & rescue training, and continue to Dan Beard for challenge events. Wake up early and head east until you hear the pinging of hammers driving rail spikes echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station. Be sure to check out the Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs from 1300 CE before working with the Conservation Department on a trail project at Indian Writings. Be some of the first crews to explore Chase Canyon and the historic Chase Ranch. Next stop… Base Camp!

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Flume Canyon Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Pueblano Continental Tie & Lumber  


Evening Campfire  
4Copper Park Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
5Greenwood Canyon Side Hike Baldy Mountain Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 


Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
6Little Costilla Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp;  
7Little Costilla Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp;  


Side Hike Little Costilla and/or Ash Mountain Low Impact Camp;  
8Ring Place Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
9Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Seally CanyonLow Impact Camp;  (Low Impact Camp; at Seally Canyon)
10Indian Writings Railroading @ Metcalf StationShowers;  


Blacksmithing @ Metcalf StationShowers;  


Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  


atlatl Showers;  


Archaeology Showers;  
11Chase Canyon Conservation @ Indian Writings (Showers; at Indian Writings)
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Chase TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  


Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchShowers; 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
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 4 Double Dip
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 4
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 8
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 11 Double Dip
Tour Petroglyphs at Indian Writings on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12