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Challenging; Approximately 30 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

If you are looking for an itinerary that takes you “climbing”, this is the one for your crew! Climb on the bus at Base Camp for your journey to the new Webster Trailhead. You’ll make your way up a gentle upward slope to your first camp, Ponderosa Park. Your Ranger will teach you the ways of camping at Philmont, which will certainly help you through the rest of your experience. Your first big climb is up through Shaefers Pass and to the top of Shaefers Peak, then move on over the ridge to climb your way to the top of the Tooth of Time. The views of the plains to the East will let you see for miles…turn to the North and see Baldy…turn to the West to see Black Mountain…and turn to the South to see Urraca Mesa. It’s 360 degrees of awesome! Carefully climb down from the Tooth and make your way to Stockade Ridge, and then look back up at the Tooth as you near the camp. Pretty impressive! Rest for the night before making your way to Miners Park where you will do some rock climbing and rappelling on natural rock formations, the climbing gym, or maybe even the climbing wall. You will certainly get your fill! Next, take the short hike up to Crater Lake, on your way to Aguila. Here, the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. will teach you how to climb a spar pole! Once at Aguila, set up camp for the night and enjoy the views to the West. Be ready for the sunrise, it is amazing as it breaks the horizon at the edge of the plains. From here, head down to the New Mexican Homestead at Abreu. Take a tour of their home, feed the goats and chickens, and enjoy a mug of cold root beer and share tales from your trek with other crews. Your last day on the trail will take you through Zastrow where you will try their geocaching and land navigation activities. Your final hike to the trailhead requires a short climb up and out of the Rayado River basin so you can climb back on the bus and head back to Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Heck Meadow; Shaefers Pass; Unique Campsite: Heck Meadow; Abreu;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Heck Meadow Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Water @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Hike out from CHQ Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Ranger Training Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
3Clarks Fork Campfire Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Showers;  

Horse Rides Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  
4Shaefers Pass Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Climb Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
5Miner's Park Climbing Gym Showers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  
6Abreu Conservation Project Showers;  

Cantina Showers;  

Cabin Tour Showers;  

Mexican Dinner Showers;  

New Mexican Homestead Showers;  
7CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Zastrow)

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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
5Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
7CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
ZastrowDutch Oven DessertShowers;
Rededication to Scouting
Woodbadge Museum
ATV Rider Course
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.