Back 2022 Trek 9-5 Forward

Rugged; Approximately 43 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 9-5 in 2020; 9-5 in 2021-22

Sweep across Philmont’s mountainous south country in this adventure-filled trek! Start your trek by hiking through Clarks Fork on your way over Shaefers Pass, where you can side hike the 9.350 ft. Shaefers Peak before making it to Miners Park for some rock climbing and rappelling excitement! From there, hike up the beautiful North Fork Urraca Creek to Black Mountain camp and learn blacksmithing and marksmanship skills from the soldiers at this post Civil War encampment. Then, it's off to Beaubien for branding, roping, and horseback rides. The hearty chuckwagon dinner, a cowboy campfire, and views of one of the most beautiful meadows at Philmont are all sure to please! After your layover, your journey will bring you through Phillips Junction for a resupply of sustenance, then onward to the homesteading family living at Crooked Creek. Help them tend to their animals and enjoy their rustic home before making it to Comanche Creek to rest for the night, as you will need your energy to conquer Mount Phillips the next day! Once on top of Mount Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will leave lasting memories for your crew! Camp at Clear Creek with the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. for some muzzle loading rifles and tomahawks before hiking down through the scenic Tolby Meadows and down to the Tolby Trailhead, enjoying tremendous views the entire way. 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: Upper Clarks Fork; Unique Campsite: Upper Clarks Fork;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Upper Clarks Fork Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;

Ranger Training  

Bus to Webster Trailhead
3Miner's Park Climb Shaefer's Peak Showers;  

Traverse Wall  
4Black Mountain Blacksmithing  

Post Civil War Settlers  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkShowers;

Food Pickup @ Miner's Park 
5Beaubien Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding  
6Beaubien Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner  

7Comanche Creek Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Animal Care @ Crooked Creek 

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
8Clear Creek Climb Mount Phillips  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

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
2Clarks ForkWestern Lore / BrandingShowers;
Cowboy Campfire
CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
4Black MountainHike via North Fork Urraca
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
6BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
7Crooked CreekCabin Tour
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
8Clear CreekRocky Mountain Fur Company
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.