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Super Strenuous; Approximately 85 miles; Maps required: North, South, Valle Vidal
/KML/2019/12 Day-35.KMZRoute 35

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 the 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. Continue to Dan Beard for some team building challenge events. Wake up early and head east until you hear the pinging of mauls 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 enjoy the new rockclimbing camp at the Chase Cow Camp and take a tour of the historic Chase Ranch House on your way out the next day. Next stop… Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Bent Bus to Ponil TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Pueblano Continental Tie & Lumber  

spar pole climbing  

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

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

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

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
9Horse Canyon Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Seally CanyonTrail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Seally Canyon)

Challenge Events @ Dan BeardTrail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Dan Beard)
10Indian Writings Hike over Hart Peak Showers;  

Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  

atlatl Showers;  

Archaeology Showers;  
11Chase Cow Conservation  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling  
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Chase TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchCommissary; 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.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB 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
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 4
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12