This great itinerary will enable your crew to experience a wide variety of program and hiking opportunities in Philmont's
rugged North Country. Begin your trek by exploring the historic Chase Ranch and camping at Hellfire Canyon Camp for the
night. Hike over the ridge to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left be the Ancestral Puebloan
people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities in the North Ponil Canyon.
You will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project. Hike
over rugged Hart Peak and above Horse Canyon towards Dan Beard where your crew will have to work together to complete
the challenge course. Continue to Rich Cabins where you will step back in time and experience how homesteaders would have
lived off the land many years ago. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Valle Vidal
and Baldy Mountain. Continue south towards Pueblano, where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will
invite you to their Company Meeting Campfire. Wake up early and climb spar poles before hiking to Head of Dean and Elkhorn
for the night. The views from Dean Skyline will be a great way to remember your final day as you hike to Ponil for a cool glass
of root beer. Next stop… Base Camp!