Back 2022 Trek 7-10 Forward


Rugged; Approximately 40 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available


Trek History: New as 7-10 in 2020; 7-10 in 2021-22

This exciting South Country itinerary sees it all and will push your crew to the limits. Your adventure begins as soon as you are dropped off at the Rayado Trailhead. Tour the musuem, throw tomahawks, or work in the forge while you are there. You'll continue on to spend the night at Old Abreu, but not before your Ranger passes on the skills you will need for the rest of the trek! While you are in the neighborhood, be sure to visit the New Mexican homesteading program at Abreu and enjoy a nice cool glass of root beer in the Cantina. Your next challenge will be the hike up to Lower Bonito camp, but the scenery once you get there more than makes up for it. You’ll spend the following day at Beaubien where you can go enjoy the western lore program, eat a hearty chuckwagon dinner, and listen to the cowboys and cowgirls tell cowboy poetry, sing western music, and tell tales of life on the cattle trail at the campfire that night. Your next day’s hike takes you through Crooked Creek to visit the homesteading family living there. Take a tour of their rustic cabin and try your hand at some of their daily tasks to get a sense of how they live. You will camp for the night at Wild Horse Camp so you can rest up for your mountain summit the next day. Wake up early and make your way to Clear Creek so you can make pack lines, hang bear bags, and side hike to the top of Philmont's second highest peak, Mount Phillips. Enjoy this unique opportunity, it is rare for 7 Day treks to make it this deep in the backcountry! Once back at Clear Creek, you can experience life as a mountain man working for the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and shoot muzzle loading rifles, throw tomahawks, and get a tour of the Trapper’s Cabin. Your last day’s hike will be very special! The hike down the Tolby Road trail is gorgeous and will allow you to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Wheeler Peak, the tallest peak in New Mexico. Get your cameras ready! Keep heading down the scenic path to the trailhead, where you will be picked up by your bus. Next stop… Base Camp!

Per the Guidebook to Itineraries: "Due to potential emergencies, such as catastrophic fires, Crews must not deviate from their assigned itinerary. Changes are only permitted for bona fide medical emergencies and must be approved in advance by the Logistics Department."

Unique Campsite: Wild Horse; Clear Creek;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Old Abreu Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)


Ranger Training  


Kit Carson Museum @ Rayado


Bus to Rayado Trailhead
3Lower Bonito New Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)


Cantina @ Abreu 
4Beaubien Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Conservation Project  


Western Lore / Branding  


Chuck Wagon Dinner  
5Wild Horse Animal Care @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 


Cabin Tour @ Crooked Creek 


Homesteading @ Crooked Creek 


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Clear Creek Climb Mount Phillips  


Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Tomahawks  
7CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Tolby Trailhead
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.

Crews passing through staff camps are not scheduled for program. If time and space allow, some crews may be able to participate in some of the programs offered.

DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
RayadoTomahawks
3AbreuHomesteadingShowers;
4BeaubienClimb Trail PeakShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
5Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
7CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.