This adventure packed itinerary provides a variety of opportunities for mileage, adventure, and traversing breathtaking vistas.
Enjoy a variety of side hikes, participate in unique program opportunities and try your skills with Leave No Trace camping
opportunities in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. The trip will begin with a bus drop off at Six-Mile Trailhead and
a hike to the first confirmed T-Rex track in the world, and a quick hike to House Canyon Camp where your Ranger will continue
your training. Day 2 will take you up and over the ridge to Philmont's newest rock climbing camp at Chase Cow Camp. Enjoy the
views as you make your way out of Chase Canyon and hike the ridgeline above the North Ponil before dropping down to
Cottonwood Canyon Camp. Get up the next morning ready to join the railroaders of the Cimarron & Northwestern in building a
new line up the canyon and see what life was like at a railroad camp. Work quickly, as you still have to climb up and over to Dan
Beard, where the Challenge Course and initiative games will help to build teamwork that your crew will utilize the rest of your trek.
Leave Philmont Property and enter the beautiful Valle Vidal on your way to Ring Place camp to learn about weather and
astronomy, surrounded by a blanket of stars in their open meadows. Head on over to Iris Park for more Leave No Trace camping,
then drop down into the Middle Ponil canyon to Upper Greenwood Canyon camp to begin your approach to the high point of your
trek. A layover at Ewells Park will give you plenty of time to summit Philmont's highest peak, Baldy Mountain, and visit the historic
mining areas of Baldy Town and French Henry where your crew can tour the Aztec Mine, pan for gold, and make a souvenir in the
blacksmith shop. Your next adventure is at the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda where you can compete with your crew at
tomahawk throwing and muzzle loading rifle shooting. Alas, your journey is coming to an end as you make your way to the
Maxwell Trailhead and load your bus for the ride back to base camp.