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Photos needed Back 2016 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!

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

Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Rich Cabins Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Evening Campfire Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Homesteading Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
4Upper GreenwoodLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
5Copper Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
6Flume Canyon Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Conservation @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
7Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Ponil TurnaroundShowers; 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
Leave No Trace Camping at Rich Cabins on day 3
Blacksmithing at French Henry on day 6
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 6
Continental Tie & Lumber at Pueblano 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