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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 21 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 68 miles; Maps required: North, South

This program filled trek will enable your crew to hike the Tooth of Time and visit some of the most pristine camps in Philmont’s Central and South Country! You will be able to orient your crew's Scouting focus under the stars at Zastrow’s Rededication to Scouting program. Start by trekking over Lovers Leap and hiking to Miners Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Next, side hike the Tooth of Time from Schaefers Pass. At Clarks Fork, test your roping skills, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses the following morning. Hike by the Demonstration Forest, Window Rock, and Hidden Valley before settling down at Lower Sawmill for the night. Be prepared to reload and fire .30-06 rifles at Sawmill and be the only crew to camp at Thunder Ridge. Be rewarded with views of Wheeler Peak and Baldy Mountain from on top of Mt. Phillips! Mountain men, tomahawks, and booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await you at Clear Creek. Learn to homestead at Crooked Creek and work with the Conservation Department near Buck Creek. From there, archery awaits at Apache Springs and enjoy fly fishing at Fish Camp. Hike through Webster Pass and over Lookout Peak, but be quiet as you’re approaching Lookout Meadow to increase your chances of seeing an elk herd that frequent the surrounding peaks. Watch the sunrise from the top of the meadow and you'll see why it's called Lookout Meadow! Cap off your trek with geocaching and a Dutch oven dessert at Zastrow, before touring Kit Carson's home at Rayado.

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass; Lower Sawmill; Thunder Ridge;

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

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Shaefers Pass Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
4Clarks Fork Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Cowboy Campfire Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Tooth of Time Showers;  
5Lower Sawmill Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
6Thunder Ridge Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)

Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Always dry); 

Conservation @ SawmillTrail Camp (Always dry); 
7Clear Creek Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

8Crooked Creek Homesteading  

Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
9Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

Sweat Lodge Commissary;  

3D Archery Commissary;  
10Lookout Meadow Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Hike over Lookout Peak Trail Camp; 
11Zastrow Geocaching Showers;  

Land Navigation / GPS Technology Showers;  

Rededication to Scouting Showers;  

Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  

Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoShowers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Rayado 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
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 3
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 5 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 8 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 9
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 11
Mexican Homestead at Abreu on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12