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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7A-S

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 8 days

Official Miles: 36 // Our Count: 36

Avg Miles per Day: 5.1 miles

Total Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Year: 2024

Day 1: Base Camp

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 0.0 miles / 0 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,700 ft // 2,042 meters

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Program: Opening Campfire

Day 2: Base Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Trailhead: Cattle Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 0.0 miles / 0 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,700 ft // 2,042 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Wrangler Training

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Harlan - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 10.8 miles / 17.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,554 ft // 2,302 meters

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Program: Shotgun Shooting/Reloading 12 Gauge

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.6 miles / 12.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,539 ft // 2,298 meters

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Program: Western Lore/Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cowboy Action Shooting, Campfire

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 0.0 miles / 0 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,539 ft // 2,298 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Program: Side hike to Cito Reservoir and Cathedral Rock, Visiting Forester

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,002 ft // 2,439 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Ride over Shaeffers Pass, Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 7: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Crater Lake - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,390 ft // 2,557 meters

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Program: Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Spar Pole Climbing, Company Meeting Campfire

Day 8: Base Camp

Trailhead: Cattle Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 6.9 miles / 11.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,700 ft // 2,042 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Program: Gymkhana, Closing Campfire

¹ This is the official distance published by Philmont. This is the shortest possible amount you could hike that day. Depending on your crew's navigational abilities, you could hike a LOT more than this.