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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 35 Forward Virtual Tour


Super Strenuous; Approximately 106 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 Hellfire 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 trail project with the Conservation Department. View the entire Philmont skyline from one of the most beautiful meadows in the Valle Vidal, at the north end of McCrystal Creek. The next day, you’ll hike gorgeous Greenwood 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 black powder 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 Clark’s Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and

Dry Camps: Deer Lake Mesa;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Trail Canyon TurnaroundCommissary; Trading Post;  
2Hells fire Canyon Bus to Chase TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cottonwood Archaeology @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; (Showers; at Indian Writings)


Tour Petroglyphs @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 


atlatl @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 
4Seally Canyon Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Low Impact Camp;  
5Whiteman Vega Folk Weather Forecasting @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)


Food Pickup @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp;  


Mountain Biking Low Impact Camp;  


Conservation Low Impact Camp;  
6Greenwood CanyonLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 


Cross Country Hike via @ McCrystal CreekLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; at McCrystal Creek)
7Ewells Park Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
8Ewells Park Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Tour Historic Baldy Town @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
9Santa Claus Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
10Deer Lake MesaTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
11Clarks Fork Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Cowboy Campfire Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)


Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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.
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 5
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 5
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 7
Side Hike Baldy Mountain 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