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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 706 Forward Virtual Tour


rugged; Approximately 38 miles; Maps required: North


This great itinerary will enable your crew to experience a wide variety of program and hiking opportunities in Philmont's rugged North Country. Begin your trek by exploring the historic Chase Ranch and camping at Hellfire Canyon Camp for the night. Hike over the ridge to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left be the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities in the North Ponil Canyon. You will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project. Hike over rugged Hart Peak and above Horse Canyon towards Dan Beard where your crew will have to work together to complete the challenge course. Continue to Rich Cabins where you will step back in time and experience how homesteaders would have lived off the land many years ago. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Valle Vidal and Baldy Mountain. Continue south towards Pueblano, where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will invite you to their Company Meeting Campfire. Wake up early and climb spar poles before hiking to Head of Dean and Elkhorn for the night. The views from Dean Skyline will be a great way to remember your final day as you hike to Ponil for a cool glass of root beer. Next stopů Base Camp!

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Miner's Park Ranger Training Showers;  


Climbing Tower Showers;  


Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundShowers;  
3Black Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Blacksmithing  
4Hunting Lodge Tour Hunting Lodge  


Hike over Black Mountain  


Fishing Opportunities  


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration Forest 
5Harlan Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  


Burro Racing  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch Commissary (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
6Martinez Springs Conservation @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
7Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Ute Park TurnaroundShowers; 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
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Miner's Park on day 2
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 6 Double Dip
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge at Harlan on day 6 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7