Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 7-9 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 43 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 7-9 in 2020; 7-9 in 2021-22

This itinerary gets you through the North and to the top of Philmont! Begin your trek at the Ponil Trailhead, where you get right to work in completing your conservation project. Swig down a cold root beer before heading up to Flume Canyon for the night. You’ll have the chance to work with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. before heading to Head of Dean. Here the trained facilitators will work with your crew in their challenge course and help everyone grow and learn from the experience and help build a stronger team. Make your way over to Ewells Park for your layover and prepare yourself for the climb to the top of Baldy Mountain. After your summit, be sure to head down to Copper Park and over to the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Take a tour, pound on some steel in the forge, and soak in the history around you. Treat yourself to a shower in the brand-new facility at Baldy Town if you get the chance! Your last full day on the trail will bring you to Miranda. It’s a short hike, but that means you will have plenty of time to enjoy the rendezvous, throw tomahawks, and, of course, shoot their booming 50 cal. muzzle loading rifles. It will be a blast! Your last morning on the trail is to make your way down to the Express Trailhead to meet your bus for the journey back to base camp.

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: Head of Dean; Ewells Park; Ewells Park;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Flume Canyon Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Western Lore / Branding @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Bus to Ponil TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Head of Dean Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Pueblano 
4Ewells Park Conservation Project @ Baldy SkylineTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Baldy Skyline)

Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
5Ewells Park Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Climb Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
6Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

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

Hike to Maxwell TrailheadCommissary; 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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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
2PonilCantinaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Cantina Show
Climb Hart Peak
Cowboy Action Shooting
CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
spar pole climbing
4Head of Deanpickup crew based challenge events
5Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Tour Historic Baldy Town
Mining History
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.