This program packed itinerary will give you all sorts of exciting options as you navigate through Philmont’s gorgeous
Central and South Countries. At Harlan, your crew will learn how to reload shotgun shells before practicing their
marksmanship at a scenic shooting range. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before hiking on to
Lost Gap. From there, try several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito before side hiking Hidden Valley and Window Rock.
Be sure to tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest. Depending on the weather, your crew may
then have an opportunity to side hike the Tooth of Time from Shaefers Pass. Next, hike over Black Mountain for the view or
hike the lush North Fork Urraca Creek for its beauty and multiple stream crossings. At Black Mountain Camp, post-Civil War
Union Soldiers will welcome your crew and share their knowledge of living on the western frontier. You'll shoot .58 caliber
black powder rifles and learn blacksmithing skills that were vital for the time period. Your crew will then head to Beaubien
for horse rides, a chuck wagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Take the opportunity to side hike to Fish Camp on your
layover day and leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and
Agua Fria. Hike over Trail Peak to Crater Lake for spar pole climbing and camp at serene Bear Caves for the night. Enjoy
the view from Aguila and cap off your trek with a wonderful Mexican dinner and root beer at Abreu. Hike through Zastrow
for your final geocaching challenge. Next stop… Base Camp!