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Strenuous; Approximately 71 miles; Maps required: North, South, Valle
/KML/2019/12 Day-27.KMZRoute 27


This south country loop is as beautiful as it is strenuous. To start, your crew hikes into the wilderness through the towering monolith at Lover’s Leap. Your Ranger will demonstrate valuable skills before you make your way through Miners Park for some rock climbing, then hike on to reach Shaefer’s Pass. This initial climb is rewarded with an opportunity to side-hike both Shaefers Peak and the iconic Tooth of Time. Head downhill to Clarks Fork, where seldom is heard a discouraging word among the cowboys & cowgirls of this Western Lore camp. Your stay at Clarks Fork will be brief as your crew is gold rushing to Cyphers Mine. Take a quick break at Hunting Lodge, grab your food at Cimarroncito, and enjoy the gorgeous hike up the North Fork of Cimarroncito Creek. Cyphers Mine will entertain you with their lively music at the Stomp and the camp’s robust atmosphere, but expect to pay your dues forging at the blacksmith shop or mucking deep within the mine. Sleep well because the next day’s ascent of Comanche Peak and then Mt. Phillips are as monumental as Waite Phillips himself. Work your way down to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek, then on to enjoy the hospitality of Crooked Creek’s homesteading family. Between Crooked Creek and Lovato you will stop at Fish Camp to try your luck at catching trout, and then off to Lookout Meadow. The penultimate day at Crater Lake will implant your Philmont experience deep within the soul and is an excellent way to begin the journey’s closure. Here, your crew will work as 1900s loggers, give service to Philmont with a valuable conservation project, and gain spiritual nourishment with the most scenic campfire at Philmont. Enjoy a root beer as you hike through Abreu, and the night at Zastrow camp will feel long and short at the same time, as you reflect on the journey and prepare for the transition back to civilization

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass; Mt Phillips;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Bus to Lovers Leap TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail 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 Climb Shaefer's Peak Showers;  


Tooth of Time Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
5Cyphers Mine Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Mt Phillips Mine Tour @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
7Crooked Creek Hike over Mount Phillips  


Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear Creek 


Tomahawks @ Clear Creek 


Homesteading  
8Lovato Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Food Pickup @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 
9Lookout Meadow Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
10Crater Lake Conservation Showers;  


Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  


spar pole climbing Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
11Zastrow Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)


Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  


Geocaching Showers;  


Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Rayado TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoCommissary; 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
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 3
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 6 Double Dip
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 6 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 6
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 7
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
3D Archery at Apache Springs on day 8
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 8
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Land Navigation / GPS Technology at Zastrow on day 11
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 11
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12