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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 711 Forward Virtual Tour

strenuous; Approximately 44 miles; Maps required: South

This great itinerary will provide your crew with many meaningful program opportunities and enable your crew to climb most of Philmont's central mountains… if you're up for the challenge! Begin your trek by hiking from Zastrow Turnaround to Abreu for the night. Drink a cold root beer and check out the Mexican homestead before continuing to Lower Bonito, where you might see a small elk herd that frequents the area. Hike to Beaubien where you will have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a stream restoration or trail maintenance project. Test your roping skills and brand before side hiking to Phillips Junction to pick up food. Continue on to Black Mountain Camp, where you will hear the calming sound of the North Fork Urraca Creek. On the following morning, shoot booming .58 caliber black powder rifles, learn to blacksmith, and start your journey to Red Hills. Side hike Mount Phillips and view Baldy Mountain, the Moreno Valley, and New Mexico's tallest mountain… Wheeler Peak. Journey back to Red Hills over Comanche Peak, collect your gear, and hike towards Comanche Pass and Black Mountain. From there, descend to Shaefers Pass where you will camp for the night. Hike down to North Fork Urrca Creek to fill up on water before waking up early to tackle the final challenge… The Tooth of Time!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Conservation Showers;  

Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  

Evening Campfire Showers;  
4Lookout MeadowTrail Camp; 
5Beaubien Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6North Fork Urraca Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainTrail Camp; 
6Beaubien Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; Trading Post;  
7North Fork Urraca Blacksmithing @ Black MountainTrail Camp; 
7Homebound Tent City 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.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Fish Camp on day 5
Fly Tying at Fish Camp on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction 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
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Black Mountain on day 7 Double Dip
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 7