Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-12 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 61 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 12-12 in 2020; 12-12 in 2021-22

This great South Country itinerary will take you through pristine parts of Philmont with a variety of great program opportunities. Start at Rayado Trailhead where you will learn about Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell’s Santa Fe Trail outpost. After a night enjoying the stars at Olympia, hike to Carson Meadows for a search and rescue program and learn about wilderness medicine. The next day you’ll hike through the scenic Rayado Canyon on your way through Fish Camp to Agua Fria. Tour Rayado Lodge, one of Waite Phillips’ favorite places! Enjoy the beautiful hike from Agua Fria to Lost Cabins before taking a pit stop at Apache Springs to learn about the life of the Jicarilla Apache. Next, you’ll hike to one of Philmont’s newest camps, Garcia Cow. Keep your eyes peeled for the elk herd! Your next day will bring you for a visit to the homesteaders at Crooked Creek before making your way to your layover at Phillips Junction. Get your rest, you’ll need it as you side hike up to Beaubien for some Western Lore and Branding, but also for your Conservation project. The next day you’ll hike Big Red on your way to Divide for the night. Get up early to side hike up to Mount Phillips before dropping down into Black Mountain camp where you’ll enjoy the muzzle loading rifle and blacksmithing programs. During your beautiful yet challenging hike down the North Fork Urraca trail the next morning, look for the Grizzly Tooth rock formation as you make your way to Miners Park where you will rock climb and rappel. Your last night will be at Stockade Ridge where you’ll get a great view of the Tooth of Time. Enjoy the High Ropes Course & Climbing Tower at Rocky Mountain Scout Camp as you pass by, they will be waiting for you! Get some rest, you’ll be up early on your last morning and side hike the Tooth before you get picked up by a bus from Lovers Leap Trailhead. Next Stop… Base Camp

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

Dry Camps: Divide; Unique Campsite: Buck Creek;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Olympia Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Kit Carson Museum @ RayadoTrail Camp; 

Bus to Rayado TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Carson Meadows New Mexican Homestead @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)

Cantina @ Abreu 

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
4Agua Fria Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Garcia Cow Food Pickup @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs 

3D Archery @ Apache Springs 

Conservation Project @ Apache Springs 

Wildlife Conservation  
6Wild HorseTrail Camp; 
7Buck Creek Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Cabin Tour @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
8Divide Climb Big Red @ Red HillsTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Red Hills)

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
9Black Mountain Blacksmithing  

Climb Mount Phillips  

Post Civil War Settlers  
10Miner's Park Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainShowers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
11Stockade Ridge Conservation Project @ Lover's LeapTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Lover's Leap)

Climbing Tower @ Rocky Mountain Scout CampTrail Camp; 

Water @ StockadeTrail Camp; 
12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Lovers Leap TrailheadCommissary; 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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Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
5Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
Garcia CowErnest T Seton History
7Crooked CreekAnimal Care
8Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
10Black MountainBlacksmithing
Post Civil War Settlers
Hike via North Fork Urraca
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
11Rocky Mountain Scout CampCOPE
12CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.