Back 2022 Trek 7-1 Forward

Challenging; Approximately 40 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 701 in 2019; 7-1 in 2020-22

Take a trip back in time with this itinerary that is chock full of unique programs and relics from the past! Start your journey through this timeline after getting off the bus at the Six-Mile Trailhead for a visit to the first confirmed T-Rex track in the world. Look for other fossils and footprints as you head upstream to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities on Philmont property. Your climb over Hart Peak will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Ponil Complex! Make your way down to Ponil where you will be taken back to the old west! Try your hand at branding and roping, then reward yourself with a cold root beer in the Cantina. The next step of your journey in time takes you to the early 1900s, where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. will teach you how to climb a spar pole and use a broad axe. End the day at their company meeting campfire and learn of the toils and struggles of the life of a logger. Make your way through Pueblano Ruins and through Ewells Park into the historical Baldy Mining district. Your final destination is Miranda, where you will be transported to 1838 and the mountain man rendezvous. Shoot muzzle loading rifles, throw tomahawks and be regaled with the many tall tales the trappers will share with you. Your journey through time is almost over as you hike down to the Maxwell Trailhead to meet your bus for your trip back to Base Cam

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

Unique Campsite: Anasazi; Indian Writings; French Henry;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Anasazi Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Trail Camp; 

Ranger Training  

Bus to Six Mile Gate

Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
3Indian Writings Archaeology Showers;  

Atl Atl Darts  

Petroglyphs Tour  
4Flume Canyon Cantina @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Climb Hart Peak @ Ponil 

Food Pickup @ Ponil 

Western Lore / Branding @ Ponil 
5French Henry Conservation Project @ Flume Canyon (Trail Camp; at Flume Canyon)

Gold Mining & Panning  

Mine Tour  


Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Pueblano

spar pole climbing @ Pueblano 
6Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

7CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Maxwell Trailhead
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.

Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2Six Mile GateTyrannosaurus Rex Track
CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
4PonilCantina ShowCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Cowboy Action Shooting
5PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
6MirandaClimb Baldy Mountain
7CHQ 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.