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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 705 Forward Virtual Tour

rugged; Approximately 36 miles; Maps required: South

This great South Country Trek will enable your crew to hike through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer! Begin your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to Miners Park for the night. Hone your climbing skills and traverse around the climbing wall before putting those skills to the test on some of Philmont's most difficult rock routes. Rappel to safety after your climb and prepare for the beautiful hike over Fowler Mesa to Lower Bonito Camp for the night. Be sure to walk down to the edge of Bonito Canyon during the evening to see if you can spot the small elk herd that frequents the area. Continue to Beaubien for roping and branding before hiking to Crooked Creek for the night. Learn to homestead and see if you could have survived by living off the land. You will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project before hiking to Apache Springs. Learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache and test your archery skills on 3-dimensional wildlife archery targets. Hike across Turkey Creek and camp at beautiful Bear Canyon Camp. Tour Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp and enjoy stellar views of Lookout and Crater Peak while hiking down Rayado Canyon. Continue on to Carson Meadows and help the staff with an imporant search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together. Hike to Abreu to enjoy a cool root beer before completing your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround. Next stopů Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Homebound Tent City Opening Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Lower Bonito Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)

Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; 
4Crooked Creek Conservation @ Beaubien (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)

Hike over Trail Peak  


Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Black Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Hike Over Bonito Peak  
6Shaefers Pass Hike over Black Mountain Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
7Homebound Tent City Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; Trading Post;  

Tooth of Time 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.
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 4
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 4
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 5
Tooth of Time at Shaefers Pass 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