Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 9-7 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 45 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Trek History: New as 9-7 in 2020; 9-7 in 2021-22

If your crew is interested climbing, mining, and muzzle loading rifles, then this itinerary is for you! Begin your journey at the Zastrow Trailhead with your Ranger and make your way to Aguila trail camp to continue your training. Your first staff camp will be a visit to Crater Lake where you learn skills from the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co, as well as complete your conservation project. Off to Miners Park for a unique climbing experience. Check out their climbing wall, climbing gym, and participate in crate stacking if you get the chance! Rest up that night, as your next day brings you your first mountain climbing experience! Climb up and over Shaefers Pass and climb to the top of Shaefers Peak and enjoy the views. Head down to Clarks Fork for some Western Lore activities, a chuckwagon dinner, and a boot stomping time at their evening campfire program. The next day brings your crew through the Demonstration Forest and Hunting Lodge for some time with the foresters or a tour of the Hunting Lodge. Cimarroncito will be your next camp, where you will be able to enjoy more rock climbing and rappelling on natural rock. The climbing gym and traverse wall at the camp also provide a unique climbing challenge. Up and at ‘em, as your next day takes you up to Cyphers Mine for an opportunity to get hands on experiences learning the life of a miner, pan for gold, tour the Contention Mine, and enjoy a rip-roaring time at The Stomp! Two more peaks await you, Comanche Peak, and Philmont’s second highest peak, Mount Phillips. You’ll spend the night at Mount Phillips camp before heading down and spending the rest of the day with the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and learn how to throw tomahawks and shoot muzzle loading rifles. From there you will move on to the CS Ranch’s American Creek trail camp for the night at this new trail camp. Your journey is almost complete, but not before hiking down the Tolby Road Trail, which offers breathtaking views of the Wheeler Peak Range as you make your way to the Tolby Trailhead, and ultimately 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: Aguila; Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Aguila; Lamberts Mine;

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


Ranger Training Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
3Miner's Park Conservation Project @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  
4Clarks Fork Climb Shaefer's Peak Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Campfire Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkShowers;  (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Traverse Wall @ Miner's ParkShowers;  
5Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Cabin Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  
6Lamberts Mine Food Pickup @ CimarroncitoTrail Camp; (Showers; at Cimarroncito)


Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Mine Tour @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 


Blacksmithing @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 


Campfire @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp; 
7Mt Phillips Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
8American Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Climb Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 
9CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Tolby TrailheadCommissary; 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
3Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
4Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
Miner's ParkRock Climbing & RappellingShowers;
Crate Stacking
5Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hunting Lodge Tour
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
6CimarroncitoRock Climbing & RappellingShowers;
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Climbing Gym
Traverse Wall
Cyphers MineStompShowers (wood stoked);
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.