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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 8 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: South


This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, large ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with thought provoking initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together at Dan Beard. From there, you will help our staff with an important search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. Navigate your crew over the north ridge and visit the historic Ring Place for an astronomy experience under the darkest skies in the continental United States. Work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department and preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from a number of amazing viewpoints. Enjoy the serenity of Iris Park and Upper Greenwood Canyon before continuing south back onto Philmont property. Take time to review all of the ground you covered in the Valle Vidal from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s gold producing Aztec Mine and historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles, pick up burros at Miranda, and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Check out the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano before hiking down the South Ponil Canyon to Ponil. Branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, and horse rides will leave your crew with amazing memories of their trek before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!

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


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  
4Ring Place Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Seally CanyonCommissary; Low Impact Camp;  (Low Impact Camp; at Seally Canyon)


Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
5Iris Park Conservation @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Ring Place)


Low Impact Camping @ Ring PlaceLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
6Upper Greenwood Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 


Water @ Greenwood CanyonLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp; at Greenwood Canyon)
7Baldy Town Mine Tour @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
8Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mining History Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Assaying Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
9Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
10Baldy Skyline Burro Packing @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
11Ponil Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Return Burros Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
12Homebound 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
Astronomy at Ring Place on day 5 Double Dip
Folk Weather Forecasting at Ring Place on day 5 Double Dip
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 5
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 8
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 10 Double Dip
Cantina at Ponil on day 12
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 12 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 12
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 12
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 12
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 12
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12