Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 7-14 Forward Virtual Tour

Super Strenuous; Approximately 48 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 7-14 in 2020; 7-14 in 2021-22

This exciting itinerary will enable your crew to explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Begin your trek by hiking and camping alongside the Rayado River at Old Abreu Camp and learn about the history of the Abreu family. During your next day, plan on taking a break at the entrance into Rayado Canyon, otherwise known as ‘The Notch’ before making your way through Rayado Canyon and getting wonderful views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peak while hiking to Fish Camp to tour Waite Phillips’ Rayado Lodge. Learn to tie flies and fish the same waters that our great benefactor loved so much. Proceed on alongside the Rayado Creek north to Comanche Creek Camp, and perhaps take a pit stop and visit the homesteading family at Crooked Creek Camp. The next day, climb Mt. Phillips and Comanche Peak on your way to Whistle Punk Camp. ‘Pay it forward’ as you spend a few hours contributing to a service project near Cimarroncito Peak that will be helping to blaze a trail to the summit. Enjoy the hike through Cyphers Mine as you meander downhill alongside babbling creeks. Enjoy learning about Waite Phillips’ other favorite retreat at Hunting Lodge and spend some time exploring the Demonstration Forest and Cimarroncito Reservoir. Hurry to Clarks Fork on your last morning to enjoy some western lore activities and join in on a trail ride. Have fun, but don’t miss your afternoon bus at Webster Trailhead!

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."

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Unique Campsite: Line Camp; Comanche Peak; Hunting Lodge;

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


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fly Tying  


Rayado Lodge Tour  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson Meadows 
4Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Comanche Peak Climb Bonito Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ Red HillsTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Red Hills)
6Hunting Lodge Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 


Hunting Lodge Tour  


Climb Mount Phillips  
7CHQ Homebound Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Webster TrailheadCommissary; 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
4BeaubienClimb Trail PeakShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Lookout Peak
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
5Comanche PeakSunrise East of Comanche Peak CampTrail Camp (Usually dry);
6Cyphers MineStompShowers (wood stoked);
Mine Tour
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
7Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
CHQ 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.