Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 12-7 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 55 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available


Explore territories previously unknown to Philmont with this SUPER SOUTH itinerary. Hop off the bus with your Ranger at the Zastrow Trailhead and hike through Zastrow from some Geocaching before camping at Line Camp. From there you will hike to Crags through massive geologic strata representing ancient landscapes from oceans to volcanoes. But first, pass through Carson Meadows incident command center, where your group may be called upon to help in a search and rescue operation. Crags Camp is a unique spot off the beaten path, and the hike to Agua Fria follows the path of a river that has spent countless eons cutting the entire valley you see before you today. Pull over at Fish Camp and walk away with a handmade fly and try to catch a fish after touring Waite Phillips’ Rayado Lodge. From Agua Fria to Garcia Cow, you will be crossing through Apache Springs and over Philmont’s southern boundary. Be one of the first to experience the new Wildlife Conservation program and learn the teachings of Ernest T. Seton. Make your way to Crooked Creek and learn how early homesteaders lived off of the land and cared for their animals. The next day’s climb of Mt. Phillips is steep and an early start is needed to avoid afternoon weather. After summitting Philmont’s second highest peak, you will get a break as you bed down at Red Hills for the night. Next, make a quick side trip to Big Red, and head to Phillips Junction and Beaubien and take a load off when you get there - you earned it! Sit in a saddle for a horse ride, pass the time with western lore, enjoy a chuckwagon dinner as big as the West, and get ready for wild evening performances, As you leave Beaubien, take advantage of the rare opportunity to see a WWII B24 Liberator crash on Trail Peak. Stop by Crater Lake to work with the loggers, then off to Miners Park and try your hand at rock climbing. Finally, it’s all downhill from Miners Park to your final camp at Stockade Ridge. Get to camp early and maximize your available time for a side hike up the iconic Tooth of Time. Enjoy the views and reflect on your amazing experience. Next stop…Base Camp!


DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
1Line Camp Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 
2Line Camp Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Geocaching @ ZastrowTrail Camp; (Showers; at Zastrow)


Woodbadge @ ZastrowTrail Camp; 
3Crags Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Agua Fria Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Garcia Cow 3D Archery @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Food Pickup @ Apache Springs 


Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs 


Wildlife Conservation  
6Crooked Creek Animal Care  


Cabin Tour  


Homesteading  
7Red Hills Climb Mount Phillips @ DivideTrail Camp; (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Divide)
8Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
10Miner's Park Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Food Pickup Showers;  


Climb Trail Peak Showers;  
11Stockade Ridge Conservation Project @ Lover's LeapTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Lover's Leap)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp; (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Water @ StockadeTrail Camp; 
12CHQ Homebound Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Lovers Leap TrailheadCommissary; 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
ZastrowLand Navigation / GPS TechnologyShowers;
Dutch Oven Dessert
Rededication to Scouting
Woodbadge Museum
ATV Rider Course
5Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Garcia CowErnest T Seton History
9BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Hike over Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
10Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
11Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
StockadeCOPE
12CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.