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Rugged; Approximately 66 miles; Maps required: North, Valle
/KML/2019/12 Day-20.KMZRoute 20


This trek tours Philmont's South Country, neighboring properties and a brand-new backcountry camp. The adventure begins with a bus ride to the Zastrow Trailhead and a hike to the Rayado River rail camp. Stop at Zastrow to practice skills that will benefit you the rest of your trek. Your next day wraps you around Fowler Mesa to Crater Lake where you can live like a logger, climb spar poles and swing a broad axe to make cross ties. Get your rest, a big day of hiking takes you over Fowlers Pass, over Trail Peak, and down the long open meadows to Beaubien. Take a load off and learn western skills like roping and branding before taking the short hike to Phillips Junction. Head to Fish Camp where you can make a fly and try catching a trout in the cold stream, tour Rayado Lodge, and take your first jaunt off of Philmont as you head to Daves Lake camp. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound in the large meadows between here and Garcia Cow Camp, where you will learn about Wildlife Conservation and the famous naturalist and first Chief Scout, Earnest Thomas Seton. The epic views will continue as you hike to Saladon Camp where high mountain lakes and large meadows will give your crew views that many have never seen. Cross back on to Philmont and visit the fur trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur company at Clear Creek to test your skill at tomahawk throwing, then begin your ascent of Mt. Phillips. After a night of rest, head down the mountain towards Cyphers Mine to complete your conservation project and try some gold panning before camping at Lamberts Mine trail camp. Come back for the Stomp if you can! Continue down the Middle Fork to try rock climbing under the tutelage of the trained climbing staff at Cimarroncito. The final full day of hiking will take you past Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge. Take a tour before stopping at the Demonstration Forest and heading to Clarks Fork. Roping and branding are parts of the program, but the Chuck Wagon dinner and campfire is sure to make for memorable final night. Fill up with water and hit the trail early so you can finish your trek strong with a summit of Shaefers Peak and the famed Tooth of Time. Conjure up your memories from your trek as you hike the ridge down to Base Camp to complete this amazing experience.

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training @ RayadoTrail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)


Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  


spar pole climbing Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
4Phillips Junction Western Lore / Branding @ BeaubienCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)


Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Dave's Lake Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
6Garcia Cow 3D Archery @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs 


Food Pickup @ Apache Springs 
7Saladon Wildlife Conservation @ Garcia CowTrail Camp; 
8Mt Phillips Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
9Lamberts Mine Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp; 


Conservation @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 


Stomp @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
11Clarks Fork Fly Tying @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Fishing Opportunities @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Visit Demonstration Forest Showers;  


Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
12Camping Headquarters HB Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


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
Tour Kit Carson Home at Rayado on day 2
Cantina at Abreu on day 3
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 4 Double Dip
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 6
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 6
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 8
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 8
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 9
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 9
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 10
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 10
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12