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Compare 2017 Trek 18 to 2016 Trek 22


2017 description: 'This rugged itinerary is filled with program and will give you an opportunity to explore most of Philmont’s North, Central, and South Country! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa, which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Camp at Pueblano Ruins before hiking for blacksmithing, gold panning, and tour of the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Camp at Black Horse while you conquer Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic Baldy Town. After your successful mountain ascent, hike through Miranda for the Mountain Man Rendezvous on your way to Head of Dean. After challenge events and a good night's rest, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, through Hidden Valley, and by Window Rock. After a visit to the Demonstration Forest, relax with a chuckwagon dinner at Clarks Fork. Spending the night at Ponderosa Park will help your crew get to Miners Park early enough for rock climbing and rappelling. Ensure the future of hiking at Philmont with the Conservation Department on a trail project near Crater Lake and camp at Bear Caves. Enjoy the view from Aguila and the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a dutch oven dessert, the Rededication to Scouting ceremony, and a tour of rugged pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

2016 description: 'This very rugged itinerary is filled with program and will give you an opportunity to explore most of Philmont’s North, Central, and South Country! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa, which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Camp at Baldy Skyline and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before hiking to Miranda for .50 caliber black powder rifles. Be the only crews to camp at Black Horse while you conquer Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic Baldy Town. After your successful mountain ascent, hike on to Head of Dean to participate in initiative games and challenge events. From Head of Dean, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, through Hidden Valley, and by Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest before settling down at Clarks Fork for a chuckwagon dinner and cowboy campfire. Wake up early to ride horses and side hike the Tooth of Time before camping at Miners Park. You might have to choose one or the other due to time. The next morning you will be challenged to test your rock climbing skills before hiking to Aguila. Be sure to wake up early and watch the gorgeous sunrise as first light hits the plains. Enjoy the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a Dutch oven dessert, the Rededication to Scouting ceremony, and a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

Day2017 Trek 18 Campsite2016 Trek 22 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Bent  
3Pueblano RuinsBaldy SkylineContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2017 trek 18
Hike over Wilson Mesa not included in 2017 trek 18
 
4Black Horse Blacksmithing included in 2017 trek 18
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2017 trek 18
Food Pickup included in 2017 trek 18
Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 18
Mining History included in 2017 trek 18
Assaying included in 2017 trek 18
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2017 trek 18
 
5Black Horse Blacksmithing not included in 2017 trek 18
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2017 trek 18
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 18
 
6Head of Dean Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2017 trek 18
 
7Visto Grande Water included in 2017 trek 18
 
8Ponderosa ParkClarks ForkFood Pickup not included in 2017 trek 18
Cowboy Campfire not included in 2017 trek 18
 
9Miner's Park Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2017 trek 18
Tooth of Time not included in 2017 trek 18
 
10Bear Caves Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2017 trek 18
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 18
 
11Zastrow Mexican Homestead included in 2017 trek 18
Cantina not included in 2017 trek 18
Land Navigation / GPS Technology not included in 2017 trek 18
 
12Homebound Tent City