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Photos needed Back 2017 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!

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Old Abreu Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  
4Comanche Creek Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Cyphers Mine Hike over Mount Phillips Showers (wood stoked);  


Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  


Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
6Hunting Lodge Mine Tour @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 


Tour Hunting Lodge  
7Homebound Tent City Conservation @ Demonstration ForestShowers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Cito TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire 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.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Cantina at Abreu on day 2
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 4 Double Dip
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 6
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 6 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 6
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7