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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 6 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 58 miles; Maps required: South, North

This great itinerary will give you plenty of options for participating in exciting program and bagging rugged mountains in Philmont's Central and South Country. Start by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. You will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and take part in the logger's Company Meeting at a picturesque campfire bowl overlooking the Tooth of Time. After completing a conservation project at Crater Lake, head to Miners Park for some rock climbing. Follow the lush North Fork Urraca Creek to Black Mountain Camp. Post-Civil War soldiers will welcome you to their outpost and let you shoot their booming .58 muzzle loading rifles. Our most remote staff camp, Crooked Creek, is a great opportunity to learn the homesteading skills prized by early settlers. You will get show off your tomahawk throwing skills at Clear Creek before climbing up Mt. Phillips. It will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be something your crew never forgets. Hike over Comanche Peak before descending to Cyphers Mine for gold panning and a mine tour. From there, hike the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek to the Hunting Lodge, where you'll see how Mr. Phillips would have lived and hunted in the 1930's. Restock on supplies at Ute Gulch, and spend the night at beautiful Aspen Springs. Enjoy the view from Window Rock, and preview the hike ahead of you from the top. Hike past the Cimarroncito Reservoir and visit the Demonstration Forest before approaching your final challenge… The Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips; Tooth Ridge;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  

Evening Campfire Showers;  
4Miner's Park Conservation @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
5Black Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifles  

6Crooked Creek Homesteading  

Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Mt Phillips Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

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

Water @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)
8Cyphers Mine Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  

Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
9Aspen Springs Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
10Clarks Fork Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Horse Rides Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Evening Campfire Showers;  
11Tooth Ridge Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Always dry); 

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)
12Homebound Tent City 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
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 4 Double Dip
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 4
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 9
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12