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Photos needed 2017 Trek 1 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 56 miles; Maps required: South

If your crew enjoys a lot of program opportunities and fishing cool mountain streams… this trek is a great choice! Feel free to bring your fishing equipment and fish some of the best mountain streams you will ever come across. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado, along the Santa Fe Trail, before following the river to Olympia and Abreu. Enjoy the Mexican homestead and cantina as you listen to the waters of Rayado Creek rush past your campsite. Help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission before entering beautiful Rayado Canyon. Your next stop is Fish Camp, where you will discover why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Pass through Apache Springs on your way to Bear Canyon for a food pickup and turn at one of two archery ranges. From there, hike to Phillips Junction and fish the Rayado all the way to Porcupine, and on to Clear Creek, where you will hear booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles as you hike into camp. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company will welcome you and let you take target practice with their rifles and tomahawks. Work on a forest restoration project before tackling the mountains. The trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. After a night at Red Hills, you will be ready to summit Black Mountain and head over to Clarks Fork for branding, chuckwagon dinner, and a cowboy campfire. Enjoy a morning horse ride before fishing the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir and touring Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge. Test your rock climbing skills at Cimarroncito before camping at Minette Meadows for the night. Enjoy the view of Baldy Mountain during your last few miles on the trail to the Ute Park Turnaround! Next stop… Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Olympia Bus to Rayado TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Abreu Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowShowers;  (Showers; at Zastrow)

Tour Abreu Homestead Showers;  

Cantina Showers;  
4Fish Camp Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson Meadows 

Fly Tying  

Fishing Opportunities  

Fishing Lodge Tour  
5Bear Canyon Archery @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 
6Porcupine Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Clear Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

8Red Hills Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 

Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp; 
9Clarks Fork Hike over Black Mountain Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Evening Campfire Showers;  
10Hunting Lodge Horse Rides @ Clarks Fork (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks Fork 

Tour Hunting Lodge  
11Minnette Meadows Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Ute Park TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  

Bus to Homebound Tent CityShowers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  
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.
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Program opportunities not included on the official itinerary

This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 3
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 3
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 3
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 5
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 10 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12