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Strenuous; Approximately 73 miles; Maps required: North, South
/KML/2019/12 Day-30.KMZRoute 30

This action-packed itinerary will take you through some of the south country’s most challenging terrain with great mountain top views along the way. Start out your trek at Lovers Leap Trailhead to begin your training, then off to Urraca Mesa to work with the highly trained staff and their challenge course. Listen to ghost stories, music and more during their evening campfire. Stop for a visit with the Abreu family and see their New Mexican Homestead on the Rayado. Enjoy a nice cold root beer in the cantina, and a delicious Mexican dinner that evening. The following day takes you through Crater Lake to learn about the Continental Tie and Lumber Co., and then on to Miners Park for their adrenaline pumping rock climbing program. Enjoy a spectacular hike on the North Fork Urraca trail up to Black Mountain, shoot their .58-caliber muzzle loading rifles, and test your metal working skills in the forge. After spending a night at the scenic Bear Canyon trail camp, you will make a loop to Apache Springs to learn about the Jicarilla Apache, and then on to the homesteaders at Crooked Creek. Help them care for the animals, the garden, and tour their wonderful old cabin and see how the pioneers lived in the 1800’s. The next day takes you through Clear Creek for a quick visit to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co., but then it is up and over the second highest peak at Philmont to Mt. Phillips camp. This happens to be the highest elevation camp at Philmont at over 11,700 ft. above sea level! After enjoying the sunset and night at Mt. Phillips you will hike to Cyphers Mine for a tour of the Contention Mine, pan for gold, and see the iconic campfire program: The Stomp. The next day you will hike down to Waite Phillips Hunting cabin for a quick tour before making your way through Clark’s Fork. You’ll be staying at Ponderosa Park but will still get to enjoy the hospitality of the cowboys at Clarks Fork, enjoy a Chuck wagon dinner, and kick back to the setting sun and the tunes from their campfire program. Be sure to fill up your water on your way back to Ponderosa Park! One final obstacle stands between you and Base Camp on your last day… the iconic Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips; Ponderosa Park;

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; 
3Urraca Challenge Events  

Evening Campfire  
4Abreu Tour Abreu Homestead Showers;  

Cantina Showers;  

Mexican Dinner Showers;  
5Miner's Park Continental Tie & Lumber @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  
6Black Mountain Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's Park (Showers; at Miner's Park)

Post Civil War Settlers  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
7Bear Canyon Western Lore / Branding @ BeaubienTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
8Crooked Creek Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

3D Archery @ Apache Springs 

9Mt Phillips Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Hike over Mount Phillips @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
10Cyphers Mine Conservation Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
11Ponderosa Park Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Chuck Wagon Dinner @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Evening Campfire @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
12Camping Headquarters HB Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; 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 6
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 7
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 7
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 8
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 9 Double Dip
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 10 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 10
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12