2010 description: 'Your crew will become a real team by doing the challenge program at Dan Beard Camp. Learn Leave
No Trace camping skills before setting off into the spectacular Valle Vidal section of the Carson
National Forest for three days of hiking. Search and rescue and wilderness medicine are featured as
you pass through Seally Canyon camp on the way to Whiteman Vega where you will mountain bike.
You will also experience our unique astronomy program at Ring Place camp. Next, this strenuous trek
offers homesteading, summiting Mt. Baldy, gold mining and panning, and a visit to the Continental Tie
and Lumber Co. Finish at Philmont's original western lore camp, Ponil, where you will ride horses in
the afternoon or next morning, brand your boots and gear, andenjoy both a chuck wagon dinner and
2009 description: 'Take the Dan Beard challenge and polish up Leave No Trace skills before hiking the remote Valle Vidal
(Valley of Life). In the Valle, your crew will do search and rescue, ride mountain bikes and view the
rings of Saturn at, where else?. . Ring Place. Back on Philmont, you will spend two days at Ewells Park
which lend plenty of time to hike Baldy Mountain, do blacksmithing and take a tour of a real gold mine.
Hike down the river to Ponil for your last great day, enjoying horse rides, visiting the cantina for root
beer, branding your boots and enjoying your last two meals on the trail with a chuck wagon dinner and