Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 715 Virtual Tour


strenuous; Approximately 44 miles; Maps required: South


This trek will provide your crew with the opportunity to see sunsets, climb mountains, and take part in great program experiences. Begin your trek at pioneer Kit Carson's home at Rayado Rancho. Throw tomahawks and check out all the components of running an outpost on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850's. From there, hike to Backache Springs where you will enjoy watching the colors change over the mountains when the sun sets for the evening. Hike on to Crater Lake where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will welcome you to their camp and teach you to climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and be entertained at their Company Meeting Campfire. Next, hike over Trail Peak and find the wreckage of a B24 that crashed on top of the mountain in 1942. Enjoy the next portion of your hike to beautiful Porcupine and listen to the water in the Rayado Creek flow past before nodding off for the night. Hike up to the highline trail between Bonito Peak and Big Red or up Comanche Creek to climb Mt. Phillips and Comanche Peak. Continue on to the Hunting Lodge where you will be able to see how Waite Phillips enjoyed spending time at one of his moutain getaways. Swing by the Demonstration Forest and work with members of the Philmont Conservation Department on a restoration timber cut project. Stop by Clarks Fork for roping and branding before camping at Upper Clarks Fork for the night. Be sure to get some rest, because your final challenge awaits… The Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Tooth Ridge;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Arrowhead Bus to Webster Lake TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cimarroncito Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
4Cyphers Mine Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
5Black Mountain Post Civil War Settlers  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  
6Tooth Ridge Hike over Black Mountain Trail Camp (Always dry); 


Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)


Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 
7Camping Headquarters HB 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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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 Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 3
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 3
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 4
Blacksmithing at Black Mountain on day 5
Tooth of Time at Tooth Ridge on day 6 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7