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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 2 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 62 miles; Maps required: South

This program intense itinerary will give you a chance to shoot shotguns and black powder rifles, ride horses, and climb spar poles! Camp at gorgeous Hawkeye Camp before reloading and firing your own shotgun shells at Harlan’s picturesque shooting range. Work with our Conservation Department on a new trail before camping at Aspen Springs. Then hike through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and past the Cimarroncito Reservoir before touring Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Enjoy the cool North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine where you will learn to blacksmith, mine for gold, and be treated to an evening of entertainment at the Stomp. Climb up and over Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips before reaching Clear Creek for the night. There, the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles will be a great end to your day (or start to the next)! Enjoy relaxing under enormous Douglas Fir trees and learning about how homesteaders survived in the mountains at Crooked Creek. You will then head to Beaubien to test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses down beautiful Bonito Canyon. Side hike to Fish Camp to tie flies and fish the same waters Mr. Phillips loved so much. Check out the B24 bomber wreckage on top of Trail Peak and continue on to Crater Lake, where the Continental Tie and Lumber Company will greet you. You will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and enjoy the loggers Company Meeting Campfire while overlooking the Tooth of Time. Enjoy the view at Aguila and drink a cool root beer at Abreu before being treated to the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony and a delicious Dutch Oven dessert! Tour western pioneer Kit Carson's home before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Thunder Ridge; Lower Sawmill;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Urraca Challenge Events  

Evening Campfire  
4Zastrow Sunrise at Inspiration Point @ UrracaShowers;  

Land Navigation / GPS Technology Showers;  

Geocaching Showers;  

Conservation Showers;  
5Zastrow ATV Rider Course Showers;  

Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  

Rededication to Scouting Showers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  
6Lower Bonita Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)

Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp; 
7Fish Camp Fly Tying  

Fishing Opportunities  

Fishing Lodge Tour  

Hike over Lookout Peak  
8Buck Creek 3D Archery @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)
9Clear Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
10Thunder Ridge Water @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Always dry); 
11Lower Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Ute Park TurnaroundShowers; 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
Challenge Events at Urraca on day 4 Double Dip
Land Navigation / GPS Technology at Zastrow on day 5 Double Dip
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 5
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 8
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 8
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 9 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9 Double Dip
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12