Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 9-3 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 39 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 9-3 in 2020; 9-3 in 2021-22

This itinerary provides a tour of the beauty and splendor of Philmont’s South country, as well as some exciting programs. Start at one of Philmont’s newest trail camps, aptly named “Arrowhead”. Make the short journey to Clarks Fork where you will have the day to enjoy the full complement of programs they have to offer. Ride Horses, try your hand at roping and branding, enjoy a hearty chuckwagon dinner and top the day off with an exciting campfire program. Make your way to Cimarroncito, where you will have a hands-on rock climbing experience. Be sure to stop and tour Hunting Lodge at some point before heading to the headwaters of Cimarroncito Creek and Cyphers Mine. This golden opportunity allows you to try your hand at panning for gold and learning the life of a miner. Enjoy the cool night at Thunder Ridge and rest up for the conservation project you will complete on the way to Sawmill. After helping blaze a piece of the new trail to the top of Cito Peak, be sure to enjoy the .30-06 rifle shooting and reloading programs at Sawmill. Wake up early and ascend the first of your back to back peaks, Comanche Peak. You will be camping at Mt. Phillips camp, not to far from the summit of Philmont’s second highest peak. These views will provide an unparalleled reward as you descend to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek the next morning. Here you will learn the life of the fur trapper working for the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and shoot muzzle loading rifles, throw tomahawks, and check out the Trapper Cabin. Your last hike is long but rewarding as you make your way down to the Tolby Trailhead. The views along this route are breathtaking and will make for a memorable experience as you reflect back on your trek, catch your bus, and make it back to 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: Heck Meadow; Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Heck Meadow;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Heck Meadow Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Ranger Training @ ArrowheadTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at Arrowhead)

Hike Out from CHQ Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
3Clarks Fork Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Horse Rides Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Campfire Showers;  
4Cimarroncito Food Pickup Showers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Hunting Lodge Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  
5Whistle Punk Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)
6Sawmill 30-06 Shooting/Reloading Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  

Conservation Project @ Webster ParksShowers (wood stoked);  
7Mt Phillips Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
8Clear Creek Climb Mount Phillips  

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

9CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

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
3Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
4CimarroncitoHike via Hidden Valley / Window RockShowers;
Climbing Gym
Traverse Wall
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
5Cyphers MineBlacksmithingShowers (wood stoked);
Mine Tour
6SawmillUte Park Pass Hike PrepShowers (wood stoked);
Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone
Webster ParksCrew Based Challenge Initiatives
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.