Back 2022 Trek 9-9 Forward

Strenuous; Approximately 49 miles; Maps required: suth; No KMZ data available

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

From the ancient waters of the Rayado River to the prehistoric Tooth of Time, this itinerary has it all! Your bus will travel along the old Santa Fe Trail and drop you off at the former settlement of Rayado. Take a tour of their museum and learn about Kit Carson, then hit the trail into Philmont’s beautiful South country. After training the crew, your Ranger will escort you from the musical waters of Rayado River Camp to Crater Lake. There, you’ll be drawn into the mystique of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co., especially during the evening campfire. Next, make your way over Trail Peak to pay respects to the bomber crew that crashed in a B24 Liberator on this site in 1942. Then, head up the gorgeous meadows to Beaubien, one of Philmont’s Western Lore camps. Here your crew will get to experience horseback rides, a hearty chuckwagon dinner, and a campfire show that is not to be missed! The next two days will go deeper into Philmont’s wilderness where you will enjoy the beauty of Crooked Creek during your visit to the homesteading family there. Your next day can be a big one, so be sure to get some rest at Comanche Creek! Make your way to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek and learn about the fur trapping industry, then get ready to tackle Mt. Phillips! (And if you are up to it, side hike to Comanche Peak.) Take a load off and camp at Red Hills before making your way down to the Post Civil War Encampment at Black Mountain Camp. Here you will learn how to blacksmith, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and enjoy the serenity of camping along the North Fork Urraca Creek. Continue to be inspired by the beauty of this canyon and make your way to North Fork Urraca Camp, where you will make your ascent to Shaefers Pass camp. From this camp, you’re up Shaefers Peak, and then traverse along Tooth Ridge. Upon reaching Tooth Ridge Camp, hang your bear bags and take it all in, as this is the perfect staging point for a dramatic finish atop the legendary Tooth of Time. Your next step is the descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at 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: Shaefers Pass; Unique Campsite: Rayado River; Crater Lake; Red Hills; Shaefers Pass;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Food Pickup @ CHQ Trailbound (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Kit Carson Museum @ Rayado

Ranger Training  

Bus to Rayado Trailhead
3Crater Lake Conservation Project Showers;  

Crosscut Saws / Tie making  

4Beaubien Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Climb Trail Peak  

Western Lore / Branding  

Chuck Wagon Dinner  

spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers;
5Comanche Creek Horse Rides @ BeaubienTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)

Homesteading @ Crooked Creek

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Red Hills Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ Clear Creek 

Climb Mount Phillips @ Clear Creek 
7Black Mountain Climb Big Red  

Post Civil War Settlers  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

8Shaefers Pass Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
9CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Climb Shaefer's Peak  

Climb Tooth of Time  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail  
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
4Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
Crosscut Saws / Tie making
5BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
Crooked CreekCabin Tour
Animal Care
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
7Black MountainHike via North Fork Urraca
8North Fork UrracaHike via North Fork UrracaTrail Camp;
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.