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Photos needed Back 2016 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!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Cathedral Rock Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Cito TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Conservation @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  
4Cyphers Mine Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  

Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  

Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  
5Porcupine Hike over Mount Phillips @ Comanche PeakTrail Camp; (Trail Camp (Usually dry); at Comanche Peak)

Hike over Comanche Peak @ Comanche PeakTrail Camp; 

Hike over Big Red Trail Camp; 

Hike Over Bonito Peak Trail Camp; 
6Miner's Park Climbing Tower Showers;  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; Trading Post;  

Tooth of Time 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 via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 3
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 3
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Miner's Park on day 6 Double Dip
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