Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 12-26 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 68 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

This itinerary highlights much of the South, including high peaks and frequent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Take the short bus ride to the Webster Trailhead and hike to the brand new Arrowhead trail camp in the shadow of the iconic Tooth of Time. Your Ranger will train you on skills you will need for the rest of your adventure before taking you through Clarks Fork and up to Cyphers Mine where you can tour the Contention Mine, practice blacksmithing, gold panning and enjoy the famous Stomp. The following day will take you up to Sawmill where you reload .30-06 rifle shells and test your skills at the range. Begin your tour of Philmont's peaks with a hike along Thunder Ridge to Comanche Peak. Get your rest, enjoy the sunrise, and then tackle the highest peak in Philmont's South Country, Mount Phillips. On the way down, visit the fur trappers at Clear Creek for a tomahawk throwing competition before following the Rayado River to visit the Crooked Creek homestead. Your next day will take you through Apache Springs for 3D archery and a tipi tour before continuing to Lost Cabin trail camp. Hit the trail early to allow plenty of time to tour Rayado Lodge at Fish Camp and try to catch a trout in the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. After traversing the ridge trail high above the Rayado, a Search and Rescue mission awaits your crew at Carson Meadows. Tend to the chickens and goats at Abreu, and reward yourselves with a cold root beer at the cantina before heading to Bear Caves trail camp. Look for the Tooth of Time as you make your way to Miners Park, where you can climb the steep rocks under the guidance of Philmont's trained staff. Finally, head to Lovers Leap for your conservation project before climbing to the breathtaking view from atop the Tooth of Time. Take a few minutes to look back over how far your crew has come in the past 10 days before heading down the ridgeline to Base Camp on your last day to end this amazing adventure.

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Tooth Ridge; Unique Campsite: Arrowhead;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Arrowhead Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Bus to Webster TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cyphers Mine Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  
4Sawmill Blacksmithing @ Cyphers MineShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  

30-06 Shooting/Reloading Showers (wood stoked);  
5Comanche Peak Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)
6Crooked Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear Creek 

Tomahawks @ Clear Creek 

Climb Comanche Peak  

Climb Mount Phillips  
7Lost Cabin 3D Archery @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

Food Pickup @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 

Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 

Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
8Carson Meadows Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish Camp 

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish Camp 

Fly Tying @ Fish Camp 
9Bear Caves Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)

Cabin Tour @ AbreuTrail Camp; 

New Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; 

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
10Miner's Park Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  
11Tooth Ridge Conservation Project @ Lover's LeapTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at Lover's Leap)

Water @ StockadeTrail Camp (Always dry); 
12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
4Cyphers MineGold Mining & PanningShowers (wood stoked);
Mine Tour
5Sawmill30-06 Shooting/ReloadingShowers (wood stoked);
Ute Park Pass Hike Prep
Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone
6Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
Climb Mount Phillips
7Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Crooked CreekCabin Tour
Animal Care
10Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
12CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.