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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 12 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 62 miles; Maps required: South


This program intense trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. Hone your land navigation skills at Zastrow before camping at Rayado River for the night. Next, hike through Abreu and drink a cool root beer at the cantina before helping the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. From there, enjoy the hike to Crags through the Notch and be one of the lucky few to sleep at the bottom of Rayado Canyon. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the trail on your way to Fish Camp where you will get to tour Waite Phillips' lodge at the intersection of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks. Enjoy the hike up the Agua Fria to pristine Lost Cabin Camp. The next morning at Apache Springs, encounter the Jicarilla and shoot 3-D archery targets before setting off to the homestead at Crooked Creek. Tomahawks, mountain living, and booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles await you at Clear Creek. The hike up Mt. Phillips will be tough, but seeing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain is something your crew will never forget. Hike over Comanche Peak to Red Hills and then over the beautiful highline between Big Red and Bonito Peak. Swing down to Beaubien for roping, branding, horse rides, a chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Hike Trail Peak on your way to visit the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire and working on a trail construction project with the Conservation Department. Your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowTrail Camp; (Showers; at Zastrow)


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crags Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Lost Cabin Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Crooked Creek Archery @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs 


Food Pickup @ Apache Springs 


Homesteading  
6Clear Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
7Red Hills Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 


Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp; 
8Beaubien Hike over Big Red Showers (wood stoked);  


Hike Over Bonito Peak Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  
10Crater Lake Hike over Trail Peak Showers;  


Hike over Fowler Mesa Showers;  
11Shaefers Pass Conservation @ Crater LakeTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; 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
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 2
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 2
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 2
Cantina at Abreu on day 3
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 5
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake 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