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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 35 Forward Virtual Tour


Super Strenuous; Approximately 103 miles; Maps required: North, South, Valle Vidal


If your training hikes were a breeze, Philmont’s biggest challenge is the trek for you! Our longest trek covers it all, but will still provide your crew with many program opportunities. Be amazed by the beauty of the Valle Vidal, the height of Baldy Mountain, and the ruggedness of the Tooth of Time! Start off by exploring the historic Chase Ranch and spending the night at Hells Fire Canyon. Be sure to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hiking up the North Ponil to Seally Canyon, where you will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. Bushwhack the north ridgeline on your way to tour historic Ring Place. From there, ride some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega and work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department. Travel cross country all the way to Greenwood Canyon. The next day, you’ll hike the gorgeous canyon all the way to Copper Park. Be sure to explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine and learn gold mining, panning, and blacksmithing skills at French Henry. Your two day stay at Ewells Park will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain and tour historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking to Santa Claus. Continue south and pass through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and a cowboy campfire on your last night, but get plenty of rest because your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Deer Lake Mesa;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Hells fire Canyon Bus to Chase CanyonTrail Camp; 


Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Indian Writings Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  


atlatl Showers;  


Archaeology Showers;  
4Seally Canyon Railroading @ Metcalf StationLow Impact Camp;  


Blacksmithing @ Metcalf StationLow Impact Camp;  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Low Impact Camp;  
5Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  


Conservation @ Valle VidalLow Impact Camp;  
6Greenwood Canyon Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 


Folk Weather Forecasting @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)


Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
7Ewells Park Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
8Ewells Park Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 
9Santa Claus Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
10Deer Lake MesaTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
11Clarks Fork Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  


Visit Demonstration Forest Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  


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
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 6
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 6
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 8
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 8
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 9 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