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Photos needed 2016 Trek 1 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 56 miles; Maps required: South

Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary in addition to seeing the sunset at Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek starts by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Check out the Demonstration Forest and hike by Window Rock before climbing several new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at night! Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. You will then meet the mountain men of Clear Creek while shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Crooked Creek before working with our Conservation Department on a trail project near Buck Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D animal archery targets and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache. Enjoy the hike down the Agua Fria to Fish camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that Waite loved so dearly. Enjoy the hike down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peak on your way to the Notch and then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. From there, enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… Lovers Leap and The Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Minnette Meadows Bus to Cito TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
4Cyphers Mine Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  

Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  
5Mt Phillips Water @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Water @ Red HillsTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Red Hills)
6Comanche Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
7Apache Springs Food Pickup Commissary;  

Homesteading @ Crooked CreekCommissary;  
8Apache Springs 3D Archery Commissary;  

Conservation Commissary;  

Sweat Lodge Commissary;  

Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  
9Fish Camp Fly Tying  

Fishing Opportunities  

Fishing Lodge Tour  
10Abreu Mexican Homestead Showers;  

Mexican Dinner Showers;  

Cantina Showers;  

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsShowers;  
11Stockade Ridge Water @ StockadeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Stockade)

Hike via Lovers Leap Trail Camp; 
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 3
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 5
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12