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Philmont Rayado (Dave)

Rayado is a non-standard program at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. It involves 3 weeks of backpacking on a custom trip around the ranch, set in the southern Rockies. Strictly speaking, the program is not secretive. However, the program has much more of an impact when participants don't know what to expect. Therefore, only the trek's route is shared here since no two treks will have the same route.

































































Day Date End Camp Daily Mileage Total Mileage Elevation Gain
 1 7/23/2000 Stockade3.013.01569' 
 2 7/24/2000Elkhorn 6.30 9.311,670' 
 3 7/25/2000 Pueblano4.92 14.23554'
 4 7/26/2000 Wilson Mesa4.52 18.75790' 
 5 7/27/2000 Dan Beard 6.3025.05 1,274'
 6 7/28/2000 Ring Place 8.8833.93 860'
 7 7/29/2000 Elk Meadow10.9144.84 2,840'
 8 7/30/2000 Rich Cabins20.8565.692,305' 
 9 7/31/2000 Baldy Town7.80 73.49 2,679'
 10 8/1/2000 Miranda3.13 76.62 195'
 11 8/2/2000Turkey Creek Camp14.2090.82 1,632'
 12 8/3/2000Harlan 10.26 101.08 2,592'
 13 8/4/2000 Cypher's Mine10.94 112.02 3,034' 
 14 8/5/2000 Crooked Creek Camp11.44 123.46 3,012' 
 15 8/6/2000 Black Mountain Camp9.19 132.65 2,102'
 16 8/7/2000Fish Camp 6.30 138.95 1,089' 
 17 8/8/2000Apache Springs 3.84 142.79 1,143'
 18 8/9/2000Apache Springs (Rest) 0.00142.79 0'
 19 8/10/2000 Crater Lake Camp9.29152.08 1,329' 
 20 8/11/2000 Base Camp 8.21160.29361'








Day 1: Base Camp to Stockade
















Day 2: Stockade to Lover's Leap Turn-around

(Bus to Ponil Turn-around)











Ponil Turn-around to Elkhorn Camp
















Day 3: Elkhorn Camp to Pueblano















Day 4: Pueblano to WIlson Mesa



















Day 5: Wilson Mesa to Dan Beard



























Day 6: Dan Beard to Ring Place

























Day 7: Ring Place to Elk Meadow
























Day 8: Elk Meadow to Rich Cabins


























(Day 8 continued)


























Day 9: Rich Cabins to Baldy Town

















Day 10: Baldy Town to Miranda


















Day 11: Miranda to Turkey Creek Camp


















Day 12: Turkey Creek Camp to Harlan



























Day 13: Harlan to Cypher's Mine
















Day 14: Cypher's Mine to Crooked Creek Camp



























Day 15: Crooked Creek Camp to Black Mountain Camp



























Day 16: Black Mountain Camp to Fish Camp



























Day 17: Fish Camp to Apache Springs (area)





Day 18: Rest Day











Day 19: Apache Springs (area) to Crater Lake Camp














Day 20: Crater Lake Camp to Base Camp