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Ponil



Staffed Camp; Water: purified; Facilities: Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Programs: Burro Packing Cantina Cowboy Breakfast Chuck Wagon Dinner Western Lore / Branding Horse Rides Cantina Show Hike over Hart Peak Gymkhana Cavalcade Cowboy Action Shooting
Treks Camping at Ponil: 8 11 13 16 22 23 25 27 28 29
Treks taking program at Ponil: 8 11 13 16 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 32 33
Located at 7150; Latitude 36.6211 x Longitude -105.0381; Google Map
Routes to and from this camp:
Pueblano via South Ponil Creek ~5.98 mi.
Ponil Turnaround direct ~0.82 mi.
Indian Writings via Hart Peak ~4.19 mi.
Dean Cow via Dean Skyline ~7.39 mi.
Cottonwood via Mountain Lion & Metcalf Canyons ~9.48 mi.
Pueblano Ruins via Wilson Mesa ~8.33 mi.
Cottonwood direct ~4.18 mi.
Pueblano Ruins direct via South Ponil Creek ~7.03 mi.
Ponil Turnaround direct ~0.13 mi.


Long View - Ponil aka PhilTurn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp Closeup of PhilTurn mark on original Rocky Mountian Scout Camp builiding Original PhilTurn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp building at Ponil Ponil looking from stables Cavalcade arriving at Ponil Feeding time at Ponil Ponil
Burro Packing
Getting the burro ready Returing burros at Ponil Heading out With the Burro from Ponil Burro Instruction at Ponil Burro Packing Class at Ponil A friendly Burro at Ponil Burro Instruction at Ponil
Cantina
Solving the nail puzzle at the Ponil Cantina Downtime at the Ponil Cantina Cantina at Ponil Enjoyng a root beer at the Ponil Cantina Cantina at Ponil Cantina at Ponil Cantina at Ponil
Cowboy Breakfast
Chuckwagon Breakfast at Ponil Chuckwagon Breakfast at Ponil Chuckwagon Breakfast at Ponil
Chuck Wagon Dinner
Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil Chuck Wagon Dinner at Ponil
Western Lore / Branding
roping at Ponil.JPG Boot Branding at Ponil Roping with Cantina / General Store in the background Troop
Horse Rides
Trail Ride from Ponil
Cantina Show
Cantina show at Ponil Tom Latimer of crew 291 as 'Clementine' Tom Latimer of crew 291 as 'Clementine' Cantina Show at Ponil Cantina show at Ponil Cantina show at Ponil Ponil Cantina Show
Hike over Hart Peak
On the 'Ponil Skyline' ridge trail, heading towards Hart Peak (note that this trail was burned off in 2002, and is currently semi-abandoned) On the 'Ponil Skyline' ridge trail, heading towards Hart Peak (note that this trail was burned off in 2002, and is currently semi-abandoned) Hart Peak, Baldy in the distance
Food Pickup
Food pickup at Ponil Food pickup at Ponil
Return Burros
Burros on the trail to Ponil
Points of Interest
Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp sign
Staff Cabin
New Staff Cabin Ponil Trading Post View from new Staff Cabin Porch
Campsite
Campsites at Ponil - Note recovering burn area from 2000 Ponil Complex Fire Terraced campsites at Ponil (these are fairly new, I think) Ponil Campsite (fire damage)
Conservation
Conservation at Ponil Conservation at Ponil
Recreation
Horse Dung Baseball at Ponil Horseshoes at Ponil with General Store in background
Cowboy Action Shooting
Cowboy Action Shooting Cowboy Action Shooting Cowboy Action Shooting