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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 11 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 61 miles; Maps required: South


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 through Webster Parks and walk a lightly traveled trail on your way into Sawmill Canyon. Enjoy the gorgeous canyon and reload/shoot .30-06 rifles when you arrive at Sawmill. Just east of Comanche Peak Camp, an unparalleled sunrise awaits before tackling 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 at Clear Creek before camping at Comanche Creek for the night. At Beaubien, you'll be able to work on a project with the Conservation Department, 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 black powder 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 Carson Meadows where your crew will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will encourage everyone to work together. Stop at Abreu for a cold root beer and to experience the Mexican homestead before making your way to Zastrow for the night, where you will be treated to a delicious Dutch oven dessert and 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: Comanche Peak;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Vaca Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Turkey Creek TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Deer Lake Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
4Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
5Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  
6Comanche Peak Sunrise East of Comanche Peak Camp Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Conservation @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)


Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
7Comanche Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
8Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Homesteading @ Crooked CreekShowers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
9Beaubien Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing @ Black MountainShowers (wood stoked);  


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainShowers (wood stoked);  
10Carson Meadows Hike over Trail Peak  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
11Zastrow Geocaching Showers;  


Rededication to Scouting Showers;  


Land Navigation / GPS Technology Showers;  


Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)


Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoShowers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Rayado TurnaroundShowers; 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 via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 4
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 4
Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 at Sawmill on day 6 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 8
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 9
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 11
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow 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