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Rugged; Approximately 56 miles; Maps required: South, North
/KML/2019/12 Day-14.KMZRoute 14

From the ancient waters of the Rayado River to the prehistoric Tooth of Time, this itinerary has it all! After training the crew, your Ranger will escort you from the musical waters of Rayado River Camp to Crater Lake. You’ll be drawn into the mystique of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co., especially during the evening campfire. Next, make your way over Trail Peak to pay respects to the bomber crew that crashed in a B24 Liberator on this site in 1942. Then, head up the gorgeous meadows to Beaubien, one of Philmont’s Western Lore camps. Here your your crew will get to experience horseback rides, a conservation project, and a hearty Chuck wagon dinner. Plus, both of their campfire shows are not to be missed! The next two days will go deeper into Philmont’s wilderness where you will enjoy two beautiful trail camps at Buck Creek and Comanche Creek, with a quick stop to be the guests of the homesteading family at Crooked Creek. Your next day can be a big one, so be sure to get some rest! Get ready to tackle Comanche Peak, and if you are up to it, side hike to the peak of Mt. Phillips. Make your way down to Cyphers Mine for a chance to pan for gold, tour the Contention Mine, blacksmith, and of course, watch the Stomp! The following day is downhill to Hunting Lodge where you can tour one of Waite Phillips’ cabins, visit with a forester at the Demonstration Forest, or do a little fishing. Learn about the New Mexico landscape including fire, water, trees, rocks, and more! Cathedral Rock will especially move your soul! The night at Upper Clarks Fork is the ‘quiet before the storm’ and your last opportunity to build teamwork and prepare for the pinnacle of your journey. From this camp, you’re up Shaefer’s Pass, and then traverse along Tooth Ridge. Upon reaching Tooth Ridge Camp, rest easy and take it all in as this is the perfect staging point for a dramatic finish atop the legendary Tooth of Time. Your next step is descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Upper Clarks Fork; Tooth Ridge;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)

Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  

Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  

Evening Campfire Showers;  
4Beaubien spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Hike over Trail Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
5Beaubien Conservation Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Buck Creek Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Comanche Creek Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Cabin Tour @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
8Cyphers Mine Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Hike over Mount Phillips Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Hunting Lodge Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Mine Tour @ Cyphers Mine 

Tour Hunting Lodge  

Fly Tying  
10Upper Clarks Fork Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Evening Campfire @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Food Pickup @ CimarroncitoTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Cimarroncito)
11Tooth Ridge Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 
12Camping Headquarters HB Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; 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
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 4 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 5 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 5 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 9 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 9
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 9
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Cimarroncito on day 10
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 10
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 10
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 10 Double Dip
Tooth of Time at Tooth Ridge on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12