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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 709 Forward Virtual Tour

rugged; Approximately 43 miles; Maps required: South

This exciting itinerary will enable your crew to explore most all of Philmont's Central and South Country. Begin your trek by camping at one of Philmont's new trail camps named after Waite Phillips original name for Philmont, his Hawkeye Ranch. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project near Visto Grande before continuing on to Cimarroncito to test your rock climbing and rappelling skills. Hike up the beautiful North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine, where Charlie and his miners will show you a good time. Explore the mine, learn to blacksmith, and be entertained by mining stories at The Stomp. From there, hike to Beaubien over Big Red and Bonito Peak or via rugged Black Mountain if your crew is up for the challenge. At Beaubien, your crew will test their roping skills, learn to brand, cook a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early on the following morning so your crew has time to see the wreckage of a B-24 Bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue down Fowler Mesa to Aguila to enjoy the view before hiking to Zastrow for the night. See if you can beat the fastest time on the land navigation course and then be treated to Dutch oven desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony. Enjoy the hike east to Kit Carson's former home at Rayado Rancho. Next stopů Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Aguila;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Ute Springs Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Cito TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Sawmill Hike via Grouse Canyon Showers (wood stoked);  

Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
4Comanche Peak Conservation @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)

Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Sunrise East of Comanche Peak Camp @ Comanche CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Comanche Creek)
5Beaubien Hike over Big Red Showers (wood stoked);  

Hike Over Bonito Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Hike over Mount Phillips Showers (wood stoked);  
6Aguila Hike over Trail Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Horse Rides @ BeaubienTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)
7Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike via Lovers Leap @ Lovers Leap 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
Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 at Sawmill on day 4 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 6 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 6
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7