This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas,
gorgeous ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. Start your trek by hiking up Horse Canyon to
Horse Canyon Camp. Next, take part in thought provoking initiative games and challenge course events that will encourage
your crew to work together at Dan Beard. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work on your navigation skills as you
locate Beatty Lakes. Enjoy the view of Little Costilla and continue north to Ring Place on the following day as you bushwhack
through tall ponderosa pine stands and enormous meadows. Side hike to Whiteman Vega to ride some of northern New
Mexico's best mountain biking trails and work with the Philmont Conservation Department on a new bike trail! Return to Ring
Place for folk weather forecasting and astronomy, where the night skies are great because there is no light for miles! Wake up
early and head south until you hear the pinging of hammers driving rail spikes echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station.
Railroading, morse code, and blacksmithing will come to life before your crew experiences a great campfire. Be sure to check
out the Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs from 1300 CE before exploring Chase Canyon and the historic Chase Ranch. Next
stop… Base Camp!