This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visting the
Historic Chase Ranch and seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Valley! From
there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills
with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a
cantina show, and eat a cowboy breakfast before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling.
Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the
Conservation Department and camp at Ute Springs for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons,
where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06
reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, hike up to Comanche Peak
Camp, but be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise east of camp… it's one of Philmont's best! Next, the side hike
over Comache Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain
will be an unparalleled reward. Retrieve your gear and continue on to Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and
then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir, and side
hike Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of
Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail, before hiking into Base Camp.