Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-7 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 57 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 12-7 in 2020; 12-7 in 2021-22

Hop off the bus with your Ranger at the Zastrow Trailhead and hike to Line Camp where you will learn the backcountry skills from your Ranger. 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 visit Waite Phillips’ historic Rayado Lodge. From Agua Fria to Apache Springs, you will be traversing Philmont’s southern boundary. Enjoy a sweat lodge, 3D Archery, and the history and lore of the Jicarilla Apache before you leave Apache and make your way to Crooked Creek, where you will learn how early homesteaders lived off of 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 up early and maximize your opportunity for a side hike up the iconic Tooth of Time. Enjoy the view

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

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 Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

3D Archery Commissary;  

Sweat Lodge Commissary;  

Food Pickup Commissary;  
6Crooked Creek Animal Care  

Cabin Tour  

7Red Hills Climb Mount Phillips @ DivideTrail Camp; (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Divide)
8Beaubien Climb Hart Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
9Beaubien Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  
10Miner's Park Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Climb Trail Peak Showers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  
11Stockade Ridge 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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Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

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 SpringsCorn GrindingCommissary;
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
8Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
9BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
10Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
11Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
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.