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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 15 Forward Virtual Tour


Rugged; Approximately 63 miles; Maps required: South, North


This program filled trek will enable your crew to hike the Tooth of Time and visit some of the most pristine camps in Philmont’s Central and South Country! You will be able to orient your crew's Scouting focus under the stars at Zastrow’s Rededication to Scouting program. Start by trekking over Lovers Leap and hiking to Miners Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Next, side hike the Tooth of Time from Schaefers Pass. At Clarks Fork, test your roping skills, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses the following morning. Hike by Window Rock before meeting the Conservation Department for a trail construction project in scenic Hidden Valley. Reload and fire .30-06 rifles at Sawmill before climbing up to Thunder Ridge for the night. Be rewarded with views of Wheeler Peak and Baldy Mountain from on top of Mt. Phillips! Mountain men, tomahawks, and booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles await you at Clear Creek. Enjoy the hike down the Rayado and learn to homestead at Crooked Creek. From there, enjoy fly tying, fishing, and a tour of the historic lodge at Fish Camp. The hike down Rayado Canyon will reveal views of the surrounding peaks, and your crew will help the Carson Meadows staff with a search and rescue mission. Cap off your trek with geocaching and dutch oven desserts at Zastrow, before touring Kit Carson's home at Rayado. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass; Lower Sawmill; Thunder Ridge; Thunder Ridge;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Shaefers Pass Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
4Clarks Fork Tooth of Time Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
5Lower Sawmill Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Conservation @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
6Thunder Ridge Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)


Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Always dry); 
7Thunder Ridge Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 


Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Always dry); 
7Clear Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
8Crooked Creek Homesteading  
9Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  


Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
10Carson Meadows Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
11Zastrow Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)


Geocaching Showers;  


Rededication to Scouting Showers;  


Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoShowers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Rayado TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  


Bus to Homebound Tent CityShowers; 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
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 3
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 5 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9
Land Navigation / GPS Technology at Zastrow on day 11
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 11
Cantina at Abreu 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