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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 8 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 65 miles; Maps required: South


This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Start off by trekking over Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge events that will encourage your crew to work together throughout the trek. Be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from Inspiration Point and be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. Hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue onwards. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. Spend two days hiking through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer while you camp at Agua Fria, work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Buck Creek, and camp at Crooked Creek. From there, mountain men, booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, and tomahawks await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Hike over Comanche Peak on your way to Sawmill where your crew will then enjoy learning how to reload .30-06 rifle rounds before shooting them at our state of the art firing range. Enjoy the cool hike down Sawmill Canyon where your crew will rest for the evening at Ute Springs. From there, enjoy hiking through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before visiting the Demonstration Forest. Horse rides, a delicious chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire will help your crew have a wonderful night as you prepare for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips; Tooth Ridge;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Hike via Lovers Leap Trail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Urraca Challenge Events  


Evening Campfire  
4Carson Meadows Cantina @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)


Mexican Homestead @ Abreu 


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
5Agua Fria Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
6Crooked Creek Food Pickup @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Homesteading  
7Mt Phillips Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
8Whistle Punk Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)


Conservation Trail Camp; 
9Ute Springs Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
10Clarks Fork Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Cowboy Campfire Showers;  


Horse Rides Showers;  


Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
11Tooth Ridge Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Always dry); 
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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
3D Archery at Apache Springs on day 6
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 6
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 6
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 6
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12