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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 14 Forward Virtual Tour


Rugged; Approximately 65 miles; Maps required: South, North


This rugged trek will let your crew hike, shoot, ride, and climb your way into Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! Not long after you begin from Turkey Creek Turnaround, your crew will shoot clay pigeons with shotgun shells they learned to reload at Harlan. The cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. Camp at Comanche Peak and enjoy the best sunrise at Philmont from just east of the campsites. Continue on to Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips. Once on top of Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will leave lasting memories for your crew! From there, you'll learn to homestead at remote Crooked Creek. Next, your crew will shoot 3-D archery targets and explore Jicarilla Apache life at Apache Springs. Tour Fish Camp to discover why Waite Phillips enjoyed spending so much time in the backcountry. From there, hike to Beaubien for branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, a cowboy campfire, and horse riding down one of the most beautiful canyons the southwest has to offer. Hike over Trail Peak to see the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed in 1942. Continue on to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will challenge you to climb their spar poles and provide you with an evening of entertainment at their Company Meeting Campfire. The next morning, work on a trail construction project with the Conservation Department. Rock climb and rappel at Miners Park before your last night on the trail at North Fork Urraca. Rest up and prepare for the final challenge… the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Upper Sawmill; Comanche Peak;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Vaca Bus to Turkey Creek TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Deer Lake Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
4Upper Sawmill Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
5Comanche Peak Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)


Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
6Crooked Creek Hike over Mount Phillips  


Hike over Comanche Peak  


Homesteading  
7Apache Springs Archery Commissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


Sweat Lodge Commissary;  
8Beaubien Fly Tying @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


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


Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
11North Fork Urraca Conservation @ Crater LakeTrail Camp; (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp; (Showers; at Miner's Park)
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
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 3
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 7
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 11 Double Dip
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park 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