Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 712 Forward Virtual Tour


strenuous; Approximately 39 miles; Maps required: North, Valle; No KMZ data available


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 stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Abreu Bus to Zastrow TrailheadShowers;  


Tour Abreu Homestead Showers;  


Cantina Showers;  


Ranger Training Showers;  
3Crater Lake Conservation Showers;  


spar pole climbing Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
4Porcupine Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Black Mountain Post Civil War Settlers  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Blacksmithing  
6Shaefers PassTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
7Camping Headquarters HB Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; 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 Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 3
Fishing Opportunities at Fish Camp on day 4
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7