Back 2022 Trek 12-1 Forward

Challenging; Approximately 52 miles; Maps required: South; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 2 in 2015; 2 in 2016-18; 1 in 2019; 12-1 in 2020-22

Begin your journey at Lovers Leap Trailhead and make your way to Herradura camp for Ranger training. The next day is on to Urraca Mesa where your crew can put their skills to the test on the challenge course under the watchful guidance of trained facilitators at Urraca camp. The campfire at night is sure to both spook and entertain you! Get up early for the gorgeous sunrise from Inspiration Point as you hike to Abreu where you can enjoy cold root beer in the Cantina, learn about the early Mexican homesteaders, and have a great Mexican dinner that evening. After a night on the trail, hike to Beaubien to get your hats and belts branded then on to Phillips Junction where you will pick up food. Your conservation project is currently scheduled for Phillips Junction so be sure to do it before do it before you head to Bear Creek for the night. The next day you will head to Crooked Creek to visit the homesteaders that live there and help them with their daily tasks. On your way, swing by Apache Springs to learn about the Jicarilla Apache's. Hiking up the Rayado Creek trail will be a special day, as you make your way to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek. Here you will learn their trade, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and try your hands at tomahawks. The next day is a mountaintop experience as you climb Mt Phillips and Comanche Peak as you hike to Comanche Peak Camp for the night. Next, head downhill to try your hand at panning for gold and blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine before ending up at Hunting Lodge where you can take a tour of another of Mr. Phillips’ favorite cabins. Your last day on the trail will take you through the Demonstration Forest for some lessons with the forester and a quick stop at Clarks Fork as you make your way to the Webster Trailhead and then back to base.

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: Comanche Peak; Unique Campsite: Herradura;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Herradura Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Bus to Lovers Leap Trailhead

Water @ Lover's LeapTrail Camp;

Ranger Training  
3Urraca Challenge Events  

4Abreu New Mexican Homestead Showers;  


Mexican Dinner  
5Lower BonitoTrail Camp; 
6Phillips Junction Western Lore / Branding @ BeaubienCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)

Conservation Project  

Food Pickup  
7Bear CanyonTrail Camp; 
8Crooked Creek Food Pickup @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs 

Tipi Tour @ Apache Springs 

Flintknapping @ Apache Springs 


Cabin Tour  
9Clear Creek Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Rocky Mountain Fur Company  
10Comanche Peak Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Climb Mount Phillips  

Water @ Clear Creek
11Hunting Lodge Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 

Mine Tour @ Cyphers Mine 

Hunting Lodge Tour  
12CHQ Homebound Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkShowers;

Hike to Webster Trailhead

Awards Campfire  
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
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3UrracaHigh Ropes Instruction & Advanced Challenge Scenarios
Sunrise at Inspiration Point
6BeaubienClimb Trail PeakShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
8Apache Springs3D ArcheryCommissary;
Sweat Lodge
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Crooked CreekAnimal Care
10Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
Rocky Mountain Fur Company
Climb Mount Phillips
Comanche PeakSunrise East of Comanche Peak CampTrail Camp (Usually dry);
11Cyphers MineStompShowers (wood stoked);
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
12Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.