Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 9-10 Forward Virtual Tour

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

Trek History: New as 9-10 in 2020; 9-10 in 2021-22

Looking for a trek that follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South Country? This is it! Hone your Philmont camping procedures with your Ranger before camping at Old Abreu for the night. Hopefully you enjoyed a cold root beer as you hiked through Abreu! Get up bright and early the next day so you can help at the incident command post at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. From there, enjoy the hike through the Notch and be one of few that have enjoyed the stellar views via this hike along this canyon. Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the trail on your way to Fish Camp where you will get to tour Waite Phillips' Rayado Lodge at the confluence of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks. Enjoy the hike up the Agua Fria to the beautiful meadows of Apache Springs and learn about the Jicarilla Apache and shoot 3-D archery targets before setting off to to Beaubien for roping, branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. A big day is ahead of you as you make your way over Trail Peak and pay your respects to the crash site of a B24 Liberator. Don’t forget to visit the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. for some tie making as you head to Miners Park for some rock climbing and rappelling. Another challenge awaits you…Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time! Celebrate your accomplishment as you watch the sun set while you stay at Tooth Ridge Camp. You can look to the South and see your next destination...the haunted Urraca Mesa for your final night on the trail. Complete their challenge course events and enjoy their evening campfire as the staff regale stories of the eclectic history of this landmark! Your last morning on the trail can be enjoyed on Inspiration Point, before you make your way up and over the mesa to the Zastrow your trailhead and bus ride 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: Tooth Ridge; Unique Campsite: Old Abreu; Fish Camp; Tooth Ridge; Urraca;

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


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Kit Carson Museum @ RayadoTrail Camp; 


Bus to Rayado TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Rayado Lodge Tour  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson Meadows 
4Apache Springs Food Pickup Commissary;  


Conservation Project Commissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


3D Archery Commissary;  


Sweat Lodge Commissary;  
5Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  
6Miner's Park Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Climb Trail Peak Showers;  


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
7Tooth Ridge Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 


Climb Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Always dry); 
8Urraca Challenge Events  


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


Sunrise at Inspiration Point @ UrracaCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Zastrow 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
RayadoTomahawks
4Apache SpringsCorn GrindingCommissary;
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
Flintknapping
5BeaubienClimb Trail PeakShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
6Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
9CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
UrracaChallenge Events
High Ropes Instruction & Advanced Challenge Scenarios
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.