Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 12-9 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 58 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: 16 in 2005-6; 8 in 2007-11; 6 in 2012; 9 in 2013-16; 12 in 2017-18; 9 in 2019; 12-9 in 2020-22

Looking for a trek that follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South Country? This is it! You’ll be dropped off at the Zastrow Trailhead before camping at the newly reopened Line Camp for the night. Next, hike over to the incident command staff at Carson Meadows and join in on a simulated 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 through some amazing elk habitat at Garcia Park on your way to Wild Horse Park for the night. The fur trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. await you at Clear Creek with their tall tales and tomahawk throwing competitions. 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!

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: 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 Meadow Climb Lookout Peak Trail Camp; 
10Miner's Park Conservation Project @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  

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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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
ZastrowDutch Oven DessertShowers;
Rededication to Scouting
Woodbadge Museum
ATV Rider Course
5Apache SpringsJicarilla Apache LifeCommissary;
Sweat Lodge
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
Garcia CowErnest T Seton History
6Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
Climb Mount Phillips
8BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
9Lookout MeadowSunrise from Lookout MeadowTrail Camp;
10Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
11Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
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.