Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-16 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 12-16 in 2020; 12-16 in 2021-22

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 through Abreu and their New Mexican homestead 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 crew will get to experience horseback rides and a hearty chuckwagon 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 the beauty of Apache Springs and learn about the Jicarilla Apache, then 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 Mt. Phillips as well. Make your way down to Cyphers Mine for a chance to pan for gold or try your hand at the forge! Then head 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! You’ll pick up food at Cimarroncito the next morning, so don’t miss the opportunity to do come climbing! The night at Clarks Fork is the ‘quiet before the storm’ and an opportunity to prepare for the pinnacle of your journey. From this camp, you’re up Shaefers 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 the descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at 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: Comanche Peak; Tooth Ridge; Unique Campsite: Bear Creek;

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

Kit Carson Museum @ Rayado 

Tomahawks @ Rayado 

Ranger Training  

Bus to Rayado Trailhead 
3Crater Lake Campfire Showers;  

Crosscut Saws / Tie making Showers;  

New Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)

Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  
4Beaubien Climb Trail Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Crater Lake)
5Beaubien Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Crooked Creek 3D Archery @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs 
6Bear Creek Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Crooked Creek Homesteading  

Cabin Tour  
8Comanche Peak Climb Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ Red HillsTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Red Hills)
9Hunting Lodge Mine Tour @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 

Fishing Opportunities  

Hunting Lodge Tour  
10Clarks Fork Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ CimarroncitoShowers;  (Showers; at Cimarroncito)

Food Pickup @ CimarroncitoShowers;  

Campfire Showers;  
11Tooth Ridge Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 
12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Climb Tooth of Time 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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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
4Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
Crosscut Saws / Tie making
5BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
6Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
7Crooked CreekAnimal Care
8Comanche PeakSunrise East of Comanche Peak CampTrail Camp (Usually dry);
9Cyphers MineGold Mining & PanningShowers (wood stoked);
Hunting LodgeHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
10CimarroncitoHike via Hidden Valley / Window RockShowers;
Climbing Gym
Traverse Wall
11Clarks ForkWestern Lore / BrandingShowers;
Cowboy Campfire
Tooth RidgeClimb Tooth of TimeTrail Camp (Always dry);
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.