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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 708 Forward Virtual Tour

rugged; Approximately 46 miles; Maps required: North, Valle

This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, gorgeous ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. Start your trek by hiking up Horse Canyon to Horse Canyon Camp. Next, take part in thought provoking initiative games and challenge course events that will encourage your crew to work together at Dan Beard. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work on your navigation skills as you locate Beatty Lakes. Enjoy the view of Little Costilla and continue north to Ring Place on the following day as you bushwhack through tall ponderosa pine stands and enormous meadows. Side hike to Whiteman Vega to ride some of northern New Mexico's best mountain biking trails and work with the Philmont Conservation Department on a new bike trail! Return to Ring Place for folk weather forecasting and astronomy, where the night skies are great because there is no light for miles! Wake up early and head south until you hear the pinging of hammers driving rail spikes echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station. Railroading, morse code, and blacksmithing will come to life before your crew experiences a great campfire. Be sure to check out the Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs from 1300 CE before exploring Chase Canyon and the historic Chase Ranch. Next stopů Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Trail Canyon TurnaroundCommissary; Trading Post;  
2Old Abreu Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Fish Camp Fly Tying  

Fishing Lodge Tour  

Fishing Opportunities  
4Beaubien Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Lamberts Mine Hike Over Bonito Peak Trail Camp; 

Hike over Big Red Trail Camp; 
6Cimarroncito Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  

Conservation @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
7Homebound Tent City Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ CimarroncitoShowers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Cimarroncito)

Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Cito 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.
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 4 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 6
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 7
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 7
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7