Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-28 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 71 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 12-28 in 2020; 12-28 in 2021-22

This trek tours Philmont's South Country, and into the UU Bar Ranch along the southern boundary of the ranch. The adventure begins at the Zastrow Trailhead and a hike through Zastrow Camp to Rayado River trail camp. 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 before taking the short hike to Phillips Junction. Head to Fish Camp where you can learn about Waite Phillips and his Rayado Lodge and take your first jaunt off Philmont as you head to Daves Lake camp. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound in the large meadows between here and Garcia Cow Camp. Cross back on to Philmont and visit the homesteaders at Crooked Creek and help them with their daily tasks. The fur trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek will test your skill at tomahawk throwing before you begin your ascent of Mt. Phillips. After a night of rest, head down the mountain towards Sawmill where you will try your hand at reloading and shooting .30-06 rifles. Your next stop brings you to the prospectors and miners at Cyphers Mine. Try your luck in the mine or panning for gold and enjoy the evening Stomp! On your next leg of your journey, enjoy a tour of Hunting Lodge or stop at the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork for roping, branding, and horse rides. The Chuckwagon dinner and campfire is sure to make for a memorable final night! Fill up with water and hit the trail early to 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.

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Dave's Lake; Saladon;

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

Ranger Training  

Geocaching @ Zastrow (Showers; at Zastrow)
3Crater Lake Crosscut Saws / Tie making Showers;  

spar pole climbing Showers;  

Campfire Showers;  

New Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)
4Phillips Junction Western Lore / Branding @ BeaubienCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)
5Dave's Lake Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Phillips Junction Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
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 Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
9Sawmill Climb Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  

30-06 Shooting/Reloading Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  
10Cyphers Mine Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  

Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  
11Clarks Fork Campfire Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Horse Rides Showers;  

Hunting Lodge Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  

Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Climb Shaefer's Peak 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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Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
ZastrowLand Navigation / GPS TechnologyShowers;
Dutch Oven Dessert
Rededication to Scouting
Woodbadge Museum
ATV Rider Course
3Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
4BeaubienClimb Trail PeakShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
5Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
7Garcia CowErnest T Seton History
8Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
Climb Mount Phillips
9SawmillUte Park Pass Hike PrepShowers (wood stoked);
Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone
10Cyphers MineStompShowers (wood stoked);
11Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
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.