This itinerary gets you through the North and to the top of Philmont! Begin your trek at the Ponil Trailhead, where you get right to work in completing your conservation project. Swig down a cold root beer before heading up to Flume Canyon for the night. You’ll have the chance to work with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. before heading to Head of Dean. Here the trained facilitators will work with your crew in their challenge course and help everyone grow and learn from the experience and help build a stronger team. Make your way over to Ewells Park for your layover and prepare yourself for the climb to the top of Baldy Mountain. After your summit, be sure to head down to Copper Park and over to the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Take a tour, pound on some steel in the forge, and soak in the history around you. Treat yourself to a shower in the brand-new facility at Baldy Town if you get the chance! Your last full day on the trail will bring you to Miranda. It’s a short hike, but that means you will have plenty of time to enjoy the rendezvous, throw tomahawks, and, of course, shoot their booming 50 cal. muzzle loading rifles. It will be a blast! Your last morning on the trail is to make your way down to the Express Trailhead to meet your bus for the journey back to base camp.