This great itinerary will give you plenty of options for participating in exciting program and bagging rugged mountains in
Philmont's Central and South Country. Start by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber
Company at Crater Lake. There, you will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and take part in the loggers Company Meeting
at a picturesque campfire bowl overlooking the Tooth of Time. From there, choose whether you want to hike the lush North
Fork Urraca Creek or hike over Black Mountain on your way to Black Mountain Camp. Post-Civil War soldiers will welcome
you to their outpost and let you shoot their booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. From there, you have another chance
to hike Black Mountain before hiking over beautiful Bonito Peak on your way to Porcupine, Phillips Junction and Buck Creek
for the night. Work with the Conservation Department on a trail project west of Buck Creek Camp close to the Philmont
border. Stop by our most remote staff camp and learn to homestead at Crooked Creek before camping at beautiful Wild
Horse. Next, the climb up Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley
will be something your crew never forgets. Hike over Comanche Peak and Big Red before descending to Lamberts Mine.
Side hike to Cyphers Mine for gold panning and a mine tour. From there, hike the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek to the
Hunting Lodge, where you'll see how Waite Phillips would have lived and hunted in the 1930's. Hike by Window Rock and
through Hidden Valley and test your skills on several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Hike past the Cimarroncito
Reservoir and visit the Demonstration Forest before your final challenge… The Tooth of Time!