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Challenging; Approximately 56 miles; Maps required: South, North
/KML/2019/12 Day-05.KMZRoute 5

This challenging itinerary will take you to some of the south country’s most iconic peaks with great program opportunities along the way. Start out at Lovers Leap Trailhead and receive Ranger training during your stay at Lovers Leap Camp that night. Next, hike through Miners Park and participate in rock climbing before hiking over to the scenic North Fork Urraca camp that night. Enjoy the beautiful hike up the North Fork and look for the Grizzly Tooth rock formation! Ultimately, you will reach the post-Civil War encampment at Black Mountain and participate in .58-caliber muzzle loading rifle shooting and blacksmithing before heading to Beaubien for a two-night layover. At Beaubien you will learn all about life on the cattle trail, ride horses, eat a hearty Chuck wagon dinner, and listen to the sounds of western music at their campfires. Next, you’ll begin your approach towards Mt. Phillips by spending a night at Comanche Creek camp, but not before you stop by and visit the homestead at Crooked Creek. Get your rest, as you will be hitting two peaks of over 11,000 ft. each the next day! After summitting Mt. Phillips, you will take a short hike to Comanche Peak before finally bedding down for the night. Sawmill is next on your journey, where you will get to experience reloading ammunition, then firing those rounds through their .30-06 rifles. Then listening for the boom to echo down the canyon! After enjoying the scenic hike through Whistle Punk you’ll meet up with the Conservation Department for some work on a brand-new trail. Make your way to Lamberts Mine to set up camp, but you’ll want to hike back to Cyphers Mine for their evening musical performance: The Stomp. Next, enjoy a hike down the beautiful Middle Fork to make it to Waite Phillips cabin at Hunting Lodge. Get a tour of the cabin, and spend some time learning from a visiting forester at the Demonstration Forest on your way out the next morning. Your day is not over yet, as you must journey towards your final night on the trail at Shaefer’s Pass Camp. Get plenty of water at Clarks Fork, as you will need it as you make your ascent to Shaefer’s Peak and the Tooth of Time. Enjoy the views across the plains to the East, and the beautiful mountains of Philmont to the West, reflecting on the journey you have taken and the challenges you have conquered as a crew. Then, make your way across Tooth Ridge and down into your final destination, Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Shaefers Pass;

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; 
3North Fork Urraca Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp; (Showers; at Miner's Park)
4Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Post Civil War Settlers @ Black MountainShowers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Blacksmithing @ Black MountainShowers (wood stoked);  
5Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Comanche Creek Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)

Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Cabin Tour @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
7Comanche Peak Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
8Sawmill Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  
9Lamberts Mine Conservation @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 

Mine Tour @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 

Evening Campfire @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 
10Hunting Lodge Tour Hunting Lodge  
11Shaefers Pass Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
12Camping Headquarters HB Climb Shaefer's Peak @ Shaefers PassCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Shaefers Pass)

Tooth of Time @ Shaefers PassCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail @ Shaefers PassCommissary; 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 3
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Black Mountain on day 4
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 9 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 9
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 10
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12