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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 28 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 80 miles; Maps required: North, Valle

This exciting trek will give your crew a chance climb Philmont's tallest mountains while enjoying the serenity of many trail camps. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of our classic programs along the way. Start your trek with a visit to Zastrow to hone your navigation skills before heading up to rugged Rimrock Park for the night. Stop in at the Mexican homestead at Abreu before continuing on to beautiful Lower Bonito! Hike down to Fish Camp to tour Mr. Phillips' Fishing Lodge. Walk the banks of the Rayado all the way up to Porcupine, and make your way to Crooked Creek for the night. You'll be able to relax underneath huge Douglas Fir trees. Next, fire black powder rifles with the Rocky Mountain Fur Company at Clear Creek, and hike to the summit of Mt. Phillips. The sunset view of Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley are your reward after the long climb. From there, head down to Sawmill for .30-06 rifle shooting and reloading. Enjoy the beautiful hike down cool Sawmill and Grouse Canyons on your way to Upper Bench. Begin your journey to the North Country and hike up Bear Canyon on your way to Santa Claus. Work together to succeed on the challenge course at Head of Dean. Then, head to picturesque Ewells Park. Two nights there will give you plenty of time to climb Baldy Mountain and visit the Aztec Mine at French Henry for a tour and blacksmithing. Leave early to make your conservation project at Flume Canyon. The chuckwagon dinner at Ponil will fill you up after a long day on the trail. Stick around for cowboy action shooting in the morning before catching the bus back to Base Camp.

Dry Camps: Rimrock Park; Upper Bench;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Rimrock Park Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Zastrow)

Ranger Training Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ AbreuTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Abreu)
3Lower Bonito Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)
4Crooked Creek Fly Tying @ Fish Camp 
5Crooked Creek Fishing Opportunities @ Fish Camp 

Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish Camp 

6Sawmill Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  
7Upper Bench Water @ Deer Lake MesaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Deer Lake Mesa)

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
8Santa ClausTrail Camp; 
9Ewells Park Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
10Ewells Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
11Ponil Conservation @ Flume CanyonCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  (Trail Camp; at Flume Canyon)

Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Show Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Cowboy Action Shooting @ PonilShowers; Trading Post;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Hike to Ponil 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
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 2
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 2
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 2
Cantina at Abreu on day 3
Fly Tying at Fish Camp on day 5 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 7 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 10
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 10
Cantina at Ponil on day 12
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 12 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 12
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 12
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 12
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12