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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 5 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 52 miles; Maps required: South, North

If your crew enjoys a lot of program and fishing cool mountain streams… the FISHING TREK is a great choice! Feel free to bring your fishing equipment and fish some of the best mountain streams you will ever come across. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado, along the Santa Fe Trail, before following the river to Olympia and Abreu. Enjoy the Mexican Homestead, cantina, and a delicious Mexican dinner as you listen to the waters of the Rayado rush past your campsite. Help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission before entering beautiful Rayado Canyon. Your next stop at Fish Camp is where you will discover why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Tour Waite’s historic fishing lodge and fish the Agua Fria all day on your way to Apache Springs. From there, hike to Phillips Junction and fish the Rayado all the way to Porcupine, and on to Clear Creek, where you will hear booming .50 caliber black powder rifles as you hike into camp. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company will welcome you and let you take target practice with their rifles and tomahawks. The trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Drop down into Cyphers Mine for the evening Stomp with Charlie’s musician miners. From there, you’ll be able to fish the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir, tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, hike to Window Rock & Hidden Valley. Test your rock climbing skills at Cimarroncito before camping at Deer Lake Mesa for the night. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department at Visto Grande and wrap up your trek fishing on the Cimarron River. Keep cool by the rushing water and enjoy casting while you wait for your ride to Base Camp!

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

Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoTrail Camp; 

Bus to Rayado TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Abreu Mexican Homestead Showers;  

Cantina Showers;  

Mexican Dinner Showers;  
4Fish Camp Fly Tying  

Fishing Lodge Tour  

Fishing Opportunities  

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson Meadows 
5Apache Springs Sweat Lodge Commissary;  

Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

3D Archery Commissary;  
6Porcupine Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)

Fishing Opportunities Trail Camp; 
7Clear Creek Conservation  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  
8Cyphers Mine Hike over Mount Phillips Showers (wood stoked);  

Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  

Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
9Clarks Fork Horse Rides Showers;  

Hike over Black Mountain Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Cowboy Campfire Showers;  
10Hunting Lodge Tour Hunting Lodge  

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration Forest 
11Minnette Meadows Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ CimarroncitoTrail Camp; (Showers; at Cimarroncito)

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Bear Canyon TurnaroundShowers; 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
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7 Double Dip
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 8
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 10
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 11
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12