Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 12-9 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 56 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available


Looking for a trek that follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South Country? This is it! Hone your land navigation skills at Zastrow before camping at Rayado River for the night. Next, hike through Abreu and drink a cool root beer at the Cantina before helping the incident command staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. From there, enjoy the hike to Crags through the Notch and be one of the lucky few to sleep at the bottom of Rayado Canyon. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the trail on your way to Fish Camp where you will get to tour Waite Phillips' Rayado Lodge at the confluence of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks. Enjoy the hike up the Agua Fria to the beautiful meadows of Apache Springs. The next morning, learn about the Jicarilla Apache and shoot 3-D archery targets before setting off to the mountain men of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. Tomahawks and tall tales await you there at Clear Creek. Spend a night on the trail at Comanche Creek before swinging down to Beaubien for roping, branding, horseback rides, a chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Hike over to Lookout Meadow and enjoy the views that helped the camp earn its’ name! Don’t forget to visit Crater Lake and the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. As you make your way to Miners Park for some rock climbing and rappelling. Your final challenges await you…Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass; Unique Campsite: Wild Horse Park; Lookout Meadow;

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; 


Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowTrail Camp; (Showers; at Zastrow)
3Crags Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


Food Pickup Commissary;  


Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampCommissary;  


Fly Tying @ Fish CampCommissary;  


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampCommissary;  
5Wild Horse Park 3D Archery @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Wildlife Conservation @ Garcia CowTrail Camp; 
6Comanche Creek Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
7Beaubien Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  
8Beaubien Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Lookout MeadowTrail Camp; 
10Miner's Park Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Conservation Project Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
11Shaefers Pass Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
12CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
ZastrowDutch Oven DessertShowers;
Rededication to Scouting
Woodbadge Museum
Geocaching
ATV Rider Course
5Apache SpringsJicarilla Apache LifeCommissary;
Sweat Lodge
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Garcia CowErnest T Seton History
6Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
Climb Mount Phillips
8BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Hike over Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
10Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
11Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
North Fork UrracaHike via North Fork UrracaTrail Camp;
12CHQ 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.