Back 2022 Trek 9-1 Forward

Challenging; Approximately 37 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 9-1 in 2021; 9-1 in 2022

This rugged South Country itinerary sees it all and will push your crew to the limits. After starting out at Zastrow Trailhead, you’ll spend the night at Old Abreu. Stop along the way to visit the New Mexican homestead at Abreu and enjoy a nice cool glass of root beer in the Cantina. Hiking through Rayado Canyon to Fish Camp on Day 3 will be a beautiful hike through this special canyon. Your next day’s hike takes you to Apache Springs where you get to experience the activities of the Jicarilla Apache, 3D archery, sporting arrows, a sweat lodge, and the sunset meadow hike to cap off a great day. Get up the next morning to complete your conservation project before hiking to one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps, Garcia Cow Camp. Here you will learn about Wildlife Conservation and the teachings of Ernest Thompson Seton. The next two days will take you to Wild Horse Camp and Clear Creek, so be on the lookout for the magnificent elk heard that frequents this area. Experience life as a mountain man working for the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and try your hand at muzzle loading rifles and Tomahawk throwing. Get up early the next morning to side hike Mount Phillips before heading to your final trail camp at Tolby Headwaters. Though the last day on the trail is long, the journey down to the Tolby Trailhead is gorgeous and will allow you to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Wheeler Peak, the tallest peak in New Mexico. Get your cameras ready! Keep heading down this scenic route, where you will be picked up by your bus at the trailhead. Next stop… Base Camp!

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: Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Carson Meadows; Crags; Crooked Creek;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Carson Meadows Food Pickup @ CHQ Trailbound (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowShowers;

Ranger Training  

Bus to Zastrow Trailhead
3Crags Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Apache Springs Food Pickup Commissary;  

Jicarilla Apache Life  

3D Archery  

Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish Camp
5Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Cowboy Campfire  

Western Lore / Branding  
6Crooked Creek Conservation Project @ Beaubien (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)


Cabin Tour  

Animal Care  
7Mt Phillips Cabin Tour @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Climb Mount Phillips  

Climb Comanche Peak  

Water @ Red HillsTrail Camp;
8American Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear Creek 

Tomahawks @ Clear Creek 
9CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Tolby Trailhead
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.

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
4Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
Fish CampFishing Opportunities
Fly Tying
6BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
8Clear CreekClimb Mount Phillips
9CHQ 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.