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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 30 Forward Virtual Tour


Strenuous; Approximately 82 miles; Maps required: North, South


If your crew enjoys GPS and land navigation, this trek is for you! Test your navigation skills on Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch. Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department set up a challenging course in rugged country with some of the most unique rock outcroppings and vistas that the southwest has to offer. We are challenging your crew to be the first to locate them all! Start your trek at Dean Heck Camp before bushwhacking up Slate Hill to find the geocaches. Be amazed by the rock formations. If you pay close attention, you might even find a rock with Waite Phillips' initials (WP) carved into it! Spend the night where few other crews have, at beautiful Slate Hill Heck Camp. Log your findings with the Harlan staff before learning to reload and shoot your own 12 gauge shells. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department on your way to Lost Gap. Next, hike through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock to Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge. At Cyphers Mine, you will explore Charlie Cyphers' mine and be entertained at The Stomp. Wake up early and fill your water bottles before you ascend Mt. Phillips. The hike will be tough, but viewing Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley is something that your crew will never forget. Tomahawks and booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles await your crew at Clear Creek. From there, camp at beautiful Bear Canyon and fish the banks of the Rayado Creek, just as Mr. Phillips enjoyed, at Fish Camp. Enjoy hiking down Rayado Canyon and help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. Get an early start to rock climb and rappel at Miners park before your final challenge… Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Dean Heck; Slate Hill Heck; Lost Gap;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Dean Heck Bus to Chase TurnaroundTrail Camp (Always dry); 


Ranger Training Trail Camp (Always dry); 
3Slate Hill Heck Geocaching Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp (Always dry); 


Water @ Dean HeckLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp (Always dry); at Dean Heck)


Low Impact Camping Low Impact Camp; Trail Camp (Always dry); 
4Harlan Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  


Burro Packing  
5Lost Gap Conservation @ HarlanTrail Camp (Always dry); 


Water @ Deer LakeTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at Deer Lake)
6Hunting Lodge Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden Valley 


Tour Hunting Lodge  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch Commissary (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
7Cyphers Mine Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
8Clear Creek Hike over Comanche Peak  


Hike over Mount Phillips  


Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
9Bear Canyon Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
10Carson Meadows Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish Camp 


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
11Miner's Park Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time @ Miner's ParkShowers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail @ Miner's ParkShowers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire @ Miner's ParkShowers; 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
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 5
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge at Harlan on day 5 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 6
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9
Fishing Opportunities at Fish Camp on day 10
Fly Tying at Fish Camp on day 10
Cantina at Abreu on day 11
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Miner's Park on day 12 Double Dip
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 12