Back 2023 Trek 12-10 Forward

Rugged; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: South

Regions visited: South Country

Trek History: New as 12-10 in 2023;

This rugged trek will let your crew hike, shoot, ride, and climb your way into Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! Begin your journey from historic Rayado Rancho on the Santa Fe Trail. Then, enjoy the homestead of a historic New Mexican family at Abreu before shifting gears to learn about wilderness medicine at Carson Meadows. Tour Rayado Lodge at Fish Camp to discover why Waite Phillips enjoyed spending so much time in the backcountry, tie a fly and give fly fishing a try. Next, your crew will shoot 3-D archery targets and explore Jicarilla Apache life at Apache Springs, ending the day with a spectacular sunset. Visit the homesteaders at remote Crooked Creek on your way to Comanche Creek Camp. Continue on for a visit to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek before making your ascent of Mount Phillips. This is Philmont's second highest peak, and once you are at the peak, the views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will leave lasting memories for your crew! From there, enjoy the view from Big Red, then hike to Phillips Junction for a resupply before heading up to Beaubien for branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, a cowboy campfire, conservation, and horse riding down one of the most beautiful canyons the southwest has to offer. Hike over Trail Peak to see the wreckage of a B-24 Liberator that crashed in 1942. Feel free to stop by and work with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. at Crater Lake and try out their crosscut saws or broad axes. Rock climb and rappel at Miners Park before your last night on the trail at Tooth Ridge Camp. Rest up and prepare for the final challenge...the Tooth of Time! Hike in via Tooth Ridge and celebrate your accomplishment

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;
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DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Olympia Food Pickup @ Camping HeadquartersTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Ranger Training  

Kit Carson Museum @ Rayado

Blacksmithing @ Rayado 

Bus to Rayado Trailhead
3Carson Meadows New Mexican Homestead @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)

Cantina @ Abreu 

Wilderness Medicine  

Folk Weather Forecasting  

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  

4Fish Camp Rayado Lodge Tour  

Fly Tying  

Fishing Opportunities  
5Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

3D Archery  

Food Pickup  
6Comanche Creek Cabin Tour @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Homesteading @ Crooked Creek 
7Red Hills Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 

Climb Mount Phillips @ Clear Creek 

Water @ Clear Creek 

Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear Creek 
8Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
9Beaubien Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides  

Chuck Wagon Dinner  
10Miner's Park Crosscut Saws / Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Rock Climbing & Rappelling  

Food Pickup  

Climb Trail Peak  
11Tooth Ridge Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 

Conservation Project @ BeaubienShowers (wood stoked);

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp;
12Camping Headquarters Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

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
2Camping HeadquartersVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
Ride out from Cattle Headquarters
5Apache SpringsSweat LodgeCommissary;
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Tipi Tour
6Crooked CreekAnimal Care
7Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
8Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
10Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
spar pole climbing
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
11Tooth RidgeClimb Tooth of TimeTrail Camp (Always dry);
BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
North Fork UrracaHike via North Fork UrracaTrail Camp;
12Camping HeadquartersVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
Ride into Cattle Headquarters
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.