Back 2023 Trek 7-2 Forward

Challenging; Approximately 27 miles; Maps required: North

Regions visited: North Country

Trek History: New as 7-2 in 2023;

This itinerary's adventure begins at the historic Cimarroncita Ranch camp, before heading deeper into Philmont's North Country! Here your crew will learn about hunter safety practices and get to try out various scenarios in the new laser shooting range, then your Ranger will continue your backcountry camping skill training in your campsite at Cimarron River Camp. Head up Bear Canyon the next morning to see Santa Claus and enjoy the learning opportunity that comes with reloading empty shotshells, then go to the range to fire your rounds! Hike further into the north country to meet the staff at Head of Dean, who will work with your crew on some challenge course and team building exercises. You'll bed down for the night nearby at Baldy Skyline camp. Be sure to soak in the tremendous views of Baldy and Touch-Me-Not mountains on your journey through the North county! Get your rest before getting up the next morning to journey to Baldy Town where you can enjoy the history of this former gold rush boom town, learn about assaying ore samples, grab your trail food, and head to a new camp filled with more mining history. Black Horse Mine Camp is situated at a former mining site and offers the perfect staging spot for a shorter hike to Baldy's summit the next morning. After celebrating the conquering of Philmont's highest peak, make your way down to the fur trappers and their rendezvous at Miranda. Shoot muzzle loading rifles, throw tomahawks, and learn about the goods and wares the trappers have for trade. The next morning is a short hike to the Maxwell Trailhead where you will load up and head back to base camp. Enjoy the ride and share your favorite memories made on the trail!

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

Dry Camps: Black Horse Mine; Unique Campsite: Cimarron River; Black Horse Mine;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Cimarron River Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Camping HeadquartersCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;

Bus to Ute Park Trailhead

Hunter Education & Laser Range @ Cimarroncita
3Santa Claus 12 Gauge Shotgun shooting/reloading  
4Baldy Skyline Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 

Conservation Project @ Head of Dean 
5Black Horse Mine Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp (Always dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Water @ Baldy Town 

Food Pickup @ Baldy Town 

Mining History @ Baldy Town 
6Miranda Climb Baldy Mountain  

Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

7Camping Headquarters Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Maxwell Trailhead
Warning: Itinerary details provided by PhilSearch are for planning purposes only.  Only the current year's "Treks" book and the addendums to it, if any, should be used for final trek selection.

Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2Camping HeadquartersVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
Cimarroncita3D Archery
Ute Park Pass Hike Prep
Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone
4Head of Deanpickup crew based challenge events
5Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Tour Historic Baldy Town
7Camping HeadquartersVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
Ride into Cattle Headquarters
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.