This exciting itinerary will provide your crew with great program opportunities, gorgeous meadows, and scenic views at every
stop! Start your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround and camp at Old Abreu on your first night. From there, enjoy the beautiful
(challenging) hike up Bonito Canyon to Lookout Meadow where views of Trail Peak, Black Mountain, and the surrounding
peaks will be an early treat. If your crew is fairly quiet, there is a good chance that you might see a small herd of elk that
frequent the area. Be sure to wake up in time to watch the sunrise over the Tooth of Time from the top of the meadow before
hiking over rugged Lookout Peak. Visit Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp before hiking up the Agua Fria to Apache
Springs. Test your archery skills and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache and cap off the afternoon in the sweat lodge. The
following day, you will have the great opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail
construction project on the way to Clear Creek. Once you have reached Clear Creek, the men of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co.
will let you take target practice with their .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks. Hike over Mt. Phillips and enjoy
views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain. Continue over Comanche Peak to Comanche Pass and decide
whether you want to try to tackle Black Mountain! Enjoy the hike from either location as it will be mostly downhill to the
Hunting Lodge. Enjoy your last night on the trail and check out the Demonstration Forest before hiking to the Cito
Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!