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Challenging; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: South
/KML/2019/12 Day-11.KMZRoute 11

Enjoy a grand tour of Philmont’s South country and have an opportunity to be one of the first crews to explore new territory on Philmont’s neighbors to the south. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado Rancho, along the Santa Fe Trail. Your journey takes you along the creek to Olympia, and through Zastrow for a little geocaching before making it to the Abreu family homestead. Listen to the lively water rushing past your campsite, enjoy root beer at the cantina and a delicious Mexican Dinner to cap off your day. In the morning, make your way up Fowler Mesa to Bear Caves camp, and if you have the energy, visit Crater Lake for their lively campfire program. Don’t worry, you will get the chance to try your hand at Spar Pole climbing for the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. the next day, as you make your way to Miner’s Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Enjoy a beautiful hike up the North Fork Urraca as you make your way to Black Mountain for blacksmithing and muzzle loading rifles. Get some rest, as you will need it as you continue to climb upwards to the trifecta of Big Red, Comanche Peak, and Mt. Phillips, all in one day! Meet the fur trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at the end of the day and learn their trade and throw some tomahawks. Follow the Rayado for a peaceful night at Porcupine Camp before heading to beautiful Apache Springs the next day. Your layover at Apache will be a welcome respite from the trail, but be ready for your conservation project and to learn about the life of the Jicarilla Apache, try your hand at 3D archery, and enjoy some time in the sweat lodges. Leaving Apache Springs after your layover will take you into new territory, and through one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps, Garcia Cow Camp. Learn about the teachings of Ernest Thompson Seton and the history of wildlife conservation as you pass through this camp on your way to American Creek Camp for the night. Your last day on the trail takes you through the Colin Neblett Wildlife Area on the beautiful Tolby Trail. Next stop…Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Olympia Bus to Rayado TrailheadTrail 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;  
4Bear Caves Evening Campfire @ Crater LakeTrail Camp; (Showers; at Crater Lake)
5Miner's Park Continental Tie & Lumber @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
6Black Mountain Blacksmithing  

Post Civil War Settlers  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  
7Clear Creek Hike over Big Red  

Hike over Comanche Peak  

Hike over Mount Phillips  
8Porcupine Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
9Apache Springs Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionCommissary;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)

Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  
10Apache Springs 3D Archery Commissary;  

Sweat Lodge Commissary;  

Sporting Arrows Commissary;  
11American Creek Ernest T Seton History @ Garcia CowTrail Camp; 

Wildlife Conservation @ Garcia CowTrail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Tolby TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Commissary; 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 Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB 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
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 5
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 8 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 10 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12