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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 9 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: South

This program intense trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. You will start your trek with a visit to famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home along the Santa Fe Trail before camping at Rayado River for the night. Next, hike through Abreu and drink a cool root beer at the cantina before helping the 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 learn to tie flies and fish just as Waite Phillips enjoyed doing at the intersection of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks. Encounter the Jicarilla at pristine Apache Springs and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Buck Creek. Next, you'll learn how to homestead at Crooked Creek before hiking to Porcupine, which is guaranteed to be memorable as it is one of Philmont's most beautiful trail camps. Tomahawks, mountain living, and booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await you at Clear Creek. The hike up Mt. Phillips will be tough, but seeing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain is something your crew will never forget. Hike over Comanche Peak to Red Hills and then over the beautiful highline between Big Red and Bonito Peak. Swing down to Beaubien for roping, branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Hike Trail Peak on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire and rock climbing at Miners Park. Your final challenge… the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Trail Canyon TurnaroundCommissary; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Tour Kit Carson Home @ RayadoTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Rayado TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Crags Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampCommissary;  

Fly Tying @ Fish CampCommissary;  

Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampCommissary;  
5Apache Springs 3D Archery Commissary;  

Sweat Lodge Commissary;  
6Porcupine Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Clear Creek Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  
8Red Hills Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp; 

Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 
9Beaubien Hike over Big Red Showers (wood stoked);  

Hike Over Bonito Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
10Crater Lake Hike over Trail Peak Showers;  

Conservation Showers;  

Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  

Company Meeting Showers;  
11Shaefers Pass Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Miner's Park)

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

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; Trading Post;  

Tooth of Time 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.
Mexican Homestead at Abreu on day 3
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 5 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Miner's Park on day 11
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12