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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 2 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 55 miles; Maps required: South


The ATV Rider Course and Trail Ride is a unique opportunity for crews choosing this trek! Start out by traversing across Lovers Leap and hiking to Urraca where you will be participate in crew building challenge events. Enjoy their campfire and rest well, but be sure to wake up for the sunrise at Inspiration Point. Be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time! From there, hike to Zastrow for a conservation project, followed by the chance to hone your land navigation skills. The following day, your crew will take the ATV Rider Course, which is administered by Philmont's All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute certified instructors. After completion of the training course, put your skills to the test on a specially designed ATV trail that is sure to be a memorable experience. Enjoy Dutch Oven Desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Program. Continue your trek by hiking to Abreu and beautiful Lower Bonito. Be sure to hike through Lookout Meadow and over Lookout Peak on your way to Fish Camp. You might even see the small elk heard that frequent the surrounding mountains. At Fish Camp, learn to tie flies and fish the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks, just as Mr. Phillips loved to do. Experience his fishing lodge while stepping back in time to the 1920's. From there, hike to Apache Springs where you will enjoy shooting lifelike 3-D targets and learning about the Jicarilla Apache. Continue to Buck Creek for the night, pick up food at Phillips Junction, and enjoy the walk along the Rayado Creek all the way to Clear Creek. Be ready to fully experience the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Hike over Mt. Phillips, before camping at Thunder Ridge and shooting .30-06 rifles at Sawmill. Camp at Lower Sawmill and enjoy hiking out through the Cimarroncita Ranch to the Ute Park Turnaround! Next stopů Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Thunder Ridge; Lower Sawmill;

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; 
3Urraca Challenge Events  


Evening Campfire  
4Zastrow Land Navigation / GPS Technology Showers;  


Geocaching Showers;  


Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  


Conservation Showers;  
5Zastrow ATV Rider Course Showers;  


Rededication to Scouting Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
6Lower Bonito Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)


Hike over Fowler Mesa @ AbreuTrail Camp; 
7Fish Camp Hike over Lookout Peak  


Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  
8Buck Creek Archery @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 
9Clear Creek Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)


Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
10Thunder Ridge Hike over Mount Phillips @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Always dry); 


Hike over Comanche Peak @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Always dry); 


Water @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)
11Lower Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Ute Park 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
Land Navigation / GPS Technology at Zastrow on day 5 Double Dip
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 5 Double Dip
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 5
Cantina at Abreu on day 6
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 8
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9 Double Dip
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 10 Double Dip
Rocky Mountain Fur Company at Clear Creek on day 10 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