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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 4 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 59 miles; Maps required: South

This program packed itinerary will give you all sorts of exciting options as you navigate through Philmont’s gorgeous Central and South Countries. At Harlan, your crew will learn how to reload shotgun shells before practicing their marksmanship at a scenic shooting range. From there, try several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito before side hiking Hidden Valley and working on a trail project with the Conservation Department. Enjoy the view from Window Rock and tour Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge on your way back to Cimarroncito. Depending on the weather, your crew may then have an opportunity to side hike the Tooth of Time from Shaefers Pass. Next, hike the lush North Fork Urraca Creek to Black Mountain Camp. Post-Civil War Union Soldiers will welcome your crew and share their knowledge of living on the western frontier. You'll shoot .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles and learn blacksmithing skills that were vital for the time period. Your crew will then head to Beaubien for horse rides, a chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Take the opportunity to side hike to Fish Camp on your layover day and leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Hike over Trail Peak to Crater Lake for spar pole climbing, and camp at serene Bear Caves for the night. Enjoy the view from Aguila and cap off your trek with a wonderful Mexican dinner and root beer at Abreu. Hike through Zastrow for your final geocaching challenge. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Vaca Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Turkey Creek TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Lost Gap Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp; 

Water @ Deer LakeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Deer Lake)
4Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
5Cimarroncito Conservation @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  

Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  
6Shaefers Pass Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
7Black Mountain Tooth of Time  

Hike via North Fork Urraca  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
8Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Fly Tying @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  

Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
10Bear Caves Hike over Trail Peak Trail Camp; 

Continental Tie & Lumber @ Crater LakeTrail Camp; (Showers; at Crater Lake)
11Abreu Mexican Homestead Showers;  

Cantina Showers;  

Mexican Dinner Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowShowers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Zastrow)

Hike to Zastrow 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
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 4
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 6 Double Dip
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 7
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 8 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 12
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 12
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 12