Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 12-35 Forward Virtual Tour

Super Strenuous; Approximately 86 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available

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 loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company. 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 rock climbing 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!

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Bent Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Bus to Ponil TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Pueblano Continental Tie & Lumber  

spar pole climbing  

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

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
5Greenwood Canyon Climb 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 Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
9Cook Canyon Challenge Events @ Dan BeardTrail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Dan Beard)

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Seally CanyonTrail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Seally Canyon)
10Indian Writings Conservation Project Showers;  

Archaeology Showers;  

Petroglyphs Tour Showers;  

Climb Hart Peak Showers;  

Atl Atl Darts Showers;  
11Chase Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling  

12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Chase TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchCommissary; 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3PueblanoTie making
4Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Tour Historic Baldy Town
Mining History
7Little CostillaSide Hike Ash MountainLow Impact Camp;
8Ring PlaceHistoric HomesteadCommissary; Low Impact Camp;
Side Hike to McCrystal Creek Ruins
9Dan BeardLeave No Trace TrainingLow Impact Camp;
12CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.