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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 703 Forward Virtual Tour

challenging; Approximately 33 miles; Maps required: South

This challenging trek will enable your crew to attain new heights and enjoy meaningful program opportunities in Philmont's South Country. Begin your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround before hiking to Rayado River Camp for the night. On the following morning, pack up your gear and enjoy a cool root beer at Abreu Cantina before continuing on to Carson Meadows to help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together. Enjoy the view from the Notch and the gorgeous hike up Rayado Canyon to Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp. Fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks before continuing on to Agua Fria Camp for the night. The following day, you will have the opportunity to help Philmont's Conservation Department with a trail construction project on the way to the homestead at Crooked Creek. From there, enjoy the hike down Bonito Canyon and check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue on to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will teach you to scale spar poles before including you in their Company Meeting Campfire. Enjoy the view of the Tooth of Time and the loggers stories. Be sure to hike over Lovers Leap on the following morning. Next stopů Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2House Canyon Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Indian Writings Conservation Showers;  

Archaeology Showers;  

Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  

atlatl Showers;  
4Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  

Hike over Hart Peak Low Impact Camp;  
5Pueblano Hike over Wilson Mesa  

Company Meeting  

Homesteading @ Rich Cabins (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Rich Cabins)

Food Pickup @ Rich Cabins 
6Santa Claus Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
7Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Bear Canyon 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.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 2
Leave No Trace Camping at Dan Beard on day 4
Leave No Trace Camping at Rich Cabins on day 5
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7