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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 5 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 59 miles; Maps required: South, North


and Central Country. You will start your trek with a gorgeous sunset at Toothache Springs. Stop by Abreu for a cool root beer before hiking to Carson Meadows, where your crew will help the staff with a search and rescue mission. From there, hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue on to Fish Camp. Enjoy fishing the same banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Creeks as Waite Phillips. From there, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer at Apache Springs. You will learn about the Jicarilla Apache and test your archery skills on our sporting arrows range. Enjoy the sweat lodge before hiking to Crooked Creek and exploring the homestead. Your hike to and stay at Wild Horse is guaranteed to be memorable, as it is one of our most beautiful trail camps. Next, booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles and mountain men await you at Clear Creek before the challenging hike up Mt. Phillips and Comanche Peak. The hike will be tough, but seeing the sunrise from Comanche Peak Camp will be an unparalleled reward. From there, work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Whistle Punk Camp, on your way to Sawmill. Shoot .30-06 rifles before testing your skills on several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Visit the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork for horse rides before ascending the Tooth of Time on your way into Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Ponderosa Park;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Toothache Springs Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Carson Meadows Mexican Homestead @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
4Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  
5Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


Food Pickup Commissary;  
6Apache Springs Archery Commissary;  


Sweat Lodge Commissary;  
7Wild Horse Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
8Comanche Peak Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Hike over Mount Phillips @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Hike over Comanche Peak @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
9Sawmill Conservation @ Whistle PunkShowers (wood stoked);  (Trail Camp; at Whistle Punk)


Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
11Ponderosa Park Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Chuck Wagon Dinner @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; 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
Cantina at Abreu on day 3
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 6 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 6
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 10
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12