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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 10 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: North, Valle

This program packed SHOOTING itinerary will give your crew an opportunity to shoot all three disciplines (shotgun, rifle, & black powder) that Philmont’s beautiful Central and South Country have to offer. Start your trek by reloading and shooting your own 12 gauge shotgun shells at Harlan. From there, enjoy the hike to Deer Lake and test out several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Hike to Upper Sawmill on a lightly traveled trail in Sawmill Canyon. Enjoy the gorgeous canyon, and reload/shoot .30-06 rifles when you arrive at Sawmill. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department at Whistle Punk Camp, and spend the night there. Get up early to take on the challenges of Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips. From Mt. Phillips western summit, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will be a prized reward for the hard work that it took to get there! Enjoy firing .50 caliber black powder rifles with the Rocky Mountain Fur Company at Clear Creek. At Beaubien, you'll be able to test your roping skills, eat a chuckwagon dinner, ride horses, and kick back for a cowboy campfire. Side hike down to Black Mountain to blacksmith and shoot .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles with post-Civil War Union Soldiers. Next, hike over Trail Peak to check out the B24 bomber that crashed on top in 1942. Continue on to Aguila, where one of Philmont's finest sunrises awaits. Stop at Abreu for a cold root beer and experience the Mexican homestead before making your way to Zastrow for the night. Eat a delicious Dutch Oven dessert and enjoy the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony. The final leg of your journey will include a hike along the Rayado Creek to tour western pioneer Kit Carson's home at Rayado. Learn about his adventures before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Upper Sawmill; Aguila;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Vaca Bus to Turkey Creek TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Deer Lake Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
4Upper Sawmill Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
5Whistle Punk Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)

Conservation Trail Camp; 
6Clear Creek Hike over Mount Phillips  

Hike over Comanche Peak  

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  
7Porcupine Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
8Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainShowers (wood stoked);  
10Aguila Hike over Trail Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
11Zastrow Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)

Geocaching Showers;  

Rededication to Scouting Showers;  

Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Rayado TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  

Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoShowers; 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
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 3
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 8 Double Dip
Blacksmithing at Black Mountain on day 9
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 9
Land Navigation / GPS Technology at Zastrow on day 11
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 11
Cantina at Abreu on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12