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Rugged; Approximately 63 miles; Maps required: South, North
/KML/2019/12 Day-18.KMZRoute 18


This rugged trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. You will start your trek with a gorgeous sunset at Toothache Springs. Stop by Abreu for a cool root beer before hiking to Carson Meadows, where your crew will help the staff with a Search and Rescue mission. From there, hike west to The Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue on to Fish Camp. Enjoy fishing the same banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Creeks as Waite Phillips. From there, your crew will enjoy time in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer at Apache Springs. You will learn about the Jicarilla Apache and test your archery skills on our sporting arrows range. Enjoy the sweat lodge before hiking to Garcia Cow Camp and learn the history of wildlife conservation at one of Philmont’s newest camps. Your hike to and stay at Wild Horse is guaranteed to be memorable, as it is one of our most beautiful trail camps. Next, the mountain men of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. await you at Clear Creek before the challenging hike up Mt. Phillips and Comanche Peak. The hike will be tough but seeing the sunrise from Comanche Peak Camp will be an unparalleled reward. Next, head on to Sawmill and Shoot .30-06 rifles using cartridges you reload yourself. Enjoy a night at Whistle Punk before testing your skills on several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Visit the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and rest up at Clark’s Fork before ascending the Tooth of Time on your way into Base Camp on your last day on the trail!

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Toothache Springs Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Carson Meadows Tour Abreu Homestead @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
4Fish Camp Fishing Lodge Tour  


Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  
5Apache Springs Conservation Commissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


3D Archery Commissary;  


Food Pickup Commissary;  
6Wild Horse Ernest T Seton History @ Garcia CowTrail Camp; 


Wildlife Conservation @ Garcia CowTrail Camp; 


Sweat Lodge @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)
7Comanche Peak Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
8Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  
9Whistle Punk Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)
10Cimarroncito Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineShowers;  (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Mine Tour @ Cyphers MineShowers;  


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
11Clarks Fork Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Visit Demonstration Forest Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
12Camping Headquarters HB Water @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


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
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 5 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Cantina at Abreu on day 6
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 7
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 10
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 10
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 11
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 12 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12