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Photos needed Back 2017 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: Shaefers Pass;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Homebound Tent City Opening Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  
2Ute Springs Bus to Cito TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
3Sawmill Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)

Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  
4Comanche Creek Conservation @ Whistle PunkTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Whistle Punk)

Water @ Whistle PunkTrail Camp; 
5Black Mountain Hike over Comanche Peak  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Hike over Mount Phillips  


Hike over Big Red  
6Shaefers Pass Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
7Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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.
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain 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