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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 713 Forward Virtual Tour


strenuous; Approximately 38 miles; Maps required: South


This exciting itinerary will provide your crew with great program opportunities, gorgeous meadows, and scenic views at every stop! Start your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround and camp at Old Abreu on your first night. From there, enjoy the beautiful (challenging) hike up Bonito Canyon to Lookout Meadow where views of Trail Peak, Black Mountain, and the surrounding peaks will be an early treat. If your crew is fairly quiet, there is a good chance that you might see a small herd of elk that frequent the area. Be sure to wake up in time to watch the sunrise over the Tooth of Time from the top of the meadow before hiking over rugged Lookout Peak. Visit Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp before hiking up the Agua Fria to Apache Springs. Test your archery skills and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache and cap off the afternoon in the sweat lodge. The following day, you will have the great opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project on the way to Clear Creek. Once you have reached Clear Creek, the men of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. will let you take target practice with their .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks. Hike over Mt. Phillips and enjoy views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain. Continue over Comanche Peak to Comanche Pass and decide whether you want to try to tackle Black Mountain! Enjoy the hike from either location as it will be mostly downhill to the Hunting Lodge. Enjoy your last night on the trail and check out the Demonstration Forest before hiking to the Cito Turnaround. Next stopů Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Tooth Ridge;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Trail Canyon TurnaroundCommissary; Trading Post;  
2Vaca Bus to Turkey Creek TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Ute Springs Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp; 


Conservation @ HarlanTrail Camp; 
4Cyphers Mine Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)


Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  


Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
5Black Mountain Hike over Black Mountain  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Post Civil War Settlers  
6Tooth Ridge Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Always 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.
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Blacksmithing at Black Mountain on day 5 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7