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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 712 Forward Virtual Tour


strenuous; Approximately 39 miles; Maps required: North, Valle


This great trek will provide your crew with the opportunity to climb Baldy Mountain without a layover! Begin your trek at the Ponil Turnaround and camp at Bent on your first night. From there, hike alongside the Middle Ponil Creek or hike up and down Wilson Mesa to enjoy the view of the mountains to the north. At Rich Cabins, your crew will learn how homesteaders lived off the land and be treated to an evening of music and entertainment. You will also be able to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a road restoration project. Keep hiking northwest and turn into Greenwood Canyon to begin your assault on Baldy Mountain. Camp at Upper Greenwood and wake up early to hike to the Baldy ridgeline above Copper Park. Hang your smellables and take enough supplies for a side hike along the ridgeline to the top of Baldy. Views of Little Costilla, Big Costilla, and the Culebra Range in southern Colorado will be a pleasant reward! Hike back to your gear and continue on to Copper Park for the night. Enjoy the beautiful meadow, cool temperatures, and review your Baldy ascent. Hike to French Henry on the following morning to tour Lucien Maxwell's gold producing Aztec Mine and learn to blacksmith. Continue to Pueblano where you will climb spar poles with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company before camping at Flume Canyon for the night. Reflect on your journey as you return to Ponil. Next stopů Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Campos Heck;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Campos Heck Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp (Always dry); 


Ranger Training Trail Camp (Always dry); 
3New Dean Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Dean CowTrail Camp; (Showers; at Dean Cow)
4Ewells Park Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
5Ewells Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
6Ponil Conservation @ Flume CanyonCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  (Trail Camp; at Flume Canyon)


Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
7Homebound Tent City Horse Rides @ PonilShowers; Trading Post;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Hike to Ponil 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
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 2
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 5
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Cantina at Ponil on day 7
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 7 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 7
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 7
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 7
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil 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