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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 702 Forward Virtual Tour

challenging; Approximately 30 miles; Maps required: South

This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont's Central Country. Start by hiking to Vaca for the night and reload/shoot shotguns at Harlan on the following morning at a picturesque shooting range. Enjoy learning and working on a trailbuilding project with Philmont's Conservation Department on your hike to Lost Gap. Your crew will then have the opportunity to hike to Window Rock before hiking up beautiful Grouse and Sawmill Canyons on the way to Upper Sawmill. From there, enjoy incredible views of Touch Me Not and Baldy Mountain while hiking to Thunder Ridge and Cyphers Mine for the night. Once there, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at The Stomp! From there, enjoy the cool hike down the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek and tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Be sure to stop and check out the Demonstration Forest before branding and roping at Clarks Fork. Fill up your water bottles and hike to Ponderosa Park for the night and be sure to rest up as your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass; Devils Wash Basin;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Homebound Tent CityCommissary; Trading Post;  (Showers; Trading Post; at Homebound Tent City)
2Backache Springs Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Rayado TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  

Company Meeting Showers;  
4Shaefers Pass Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Conservation @ Crater LakeTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
5Clarks Fork Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Cowboy Campfire Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  
6Devils Wash Basin Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock Trail Camp (Always dry); 

Water @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Always dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Always dry); 

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp (Always dry); 
7Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Ute Park TurnaroundShowers; 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.
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 4 Double Dip
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Miner's Park on day 4
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 4
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 6 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7