This challenging North Country itinerary will take you to Philmont’s highest point and get you great program opportunities along the way. You will start your trek off at Ponil Trailhead before hiking on to Sioux for the night. The next day you will hike to Pueblano Ruins but be sure to visit the loggers at Pueblano to learn logging skills with the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. and to experience their company meeting that night for a great musical experience. On your way to your next destination, be sure to stop at French Henry to explore the Aztec Mine or do some gold panning! Your next day brings you to Baldy Town to prepare for the following day’s summit: Baldy Mountain at 12,441 ft. above sea level. Early to bed, early to rise, so you can get down to the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda before hiking to Baldy Skyline where you will get a great view to reflect upon your accomplishment the previous day. After completing your conservation project and spending the night at Baldy Skyline, pass through Head of Dean and work with the facilitators to conquer some of their challenge course events. Next, you will hike to the newly reopened staffed camp, Santa Claus. Here you will enjoy the 12 gauge shotgun shooting and reloading program before camping there for the night. The following day you will spend the night at a new trail camp, Dean Skyline, before heading through Ponil to the Ponil Trailhead for your bus pickup and trip back to Base Camp!