Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 7-12 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 39 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 7-12 in 2020; 7-12 in 2021-22

This program intensive trek follows mountain streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses peaks and mesas across Philmont's South Country. Begin your trek and work through some COPE elements at the course located at Rocky Mountain Scout Camp. Continue on by hiking over Lovers Leap formation before settling into a campsite for continued Ranger training. Your next day will have you visiting the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. at Crater Lake. While there, your crew will have the opportunity to help the Philmont Conservation Department with a trail construction project before continuing over Fowler Mesa to Lookout Meadow. Keep your voices low as you hike into Lookout Meadow and you might see the small elk herd that frequents the area. Wake up early to watch the sunrise from the top of the meadow and see why it is called Lookout! From there, scale rugged Lookout Peak and view the twists and turns of Rayado Canyon below. Your next destination is where the canyon divides at Fish Camp. Tour Waite Phillips’ Rayado lodge enroute to Beaubien where you will rope, brand, eat a Chuckwagon dinner, and be entertained at a cowboy campfire. The next morning, you'll have the opportunity to shoot muzzle loading rifles at Black Mountain on your way down the North Fork Urraca Creek. Do some rockclimbing and rappelling at Miners Park, then rest well and be sure to fill all of your water bottles because the final challenge awaits...The Tooth of Time! Climb Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time, all the while reflecting on this amazing journey as you make your way back to Base Camp by traversing Tooth Ridge.

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: Lover's Leap; Lookout Meadow;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Climbing Tower @ Rocky Mountain Scout CampTrail Camp; 

Bus to Lovers Leap TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Crosscut Saws / Tie making Showers;  

spar pole climbing Showers;  

Campfire Showers;  
4Lookout Meadow Conservation Project @ Crater LakeTrail Camp; (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Climb Trail Peak Trail Camp; 
5Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
6Miner's Park Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainShowers;  

Blacksmithing @ Black MountainShowers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
7CHQ Homebound Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Commissary; 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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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
Rocky Mountain Scout CampCOPE
4Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
Crosscut Saws / Tie making
Lookout MeadowSunrise from Lookout MeadowTrail Camp;
Climb Lookout Peak
5BeaubienClimb Trail PeakShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
Fish CampFishing Opportunities
Fly Tying
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Black MountainPost Civil War Settlers
Hike via North Fork Urraca
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
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.