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Compare 2017 Trek 20 to 2016 Trek 19


2017 description: 'If your crew is up for the challenge… they will enjoy every second of Philmont's CHALLENGE COURSE TREK! This trek will climb over Baldy Mountain, test your limits on the challenge course, provide an envelope of initiative games (and Leave No Trace games) to open at trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! After your first night on the trail, lend a hand at the Flume Canyon conservation project. Hike up the ridge to Elkhorn for 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Stop by Head of Dean the next day for your first challenge events. A two day stay at Baldy Town will enable you to climb Baldy and visit the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Next, hike back to Head of Dean to pick up your envelope of initiative games. Complete the first set of initiative games at Santa Claus on your way to Deer Lake Mesa Camp. Hike on and complete the Leave No Trace initiative games in Hidden Valley before settling in near Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge for the night. Be sure to check out the Demonstration Forest before testing your rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following day. Hike to Urraca Mesa to participate in advanced challenge course events and lead the staff through an initiative game or two of your own! Enjoy the evening campfire, but be sure to get your rest so you can wake up and watch the sunrise from Inspiration Point, before side hiking the Tooth of Time from Stockade Ridge Camp! The final challenge will be to overcome your fears at the High Ropes COPE Course!'

2016 description: 'If your crew is up for the challenge… they will enjoy every second of Philmont's CHALLENGE COURSE TREK! This trek will climb over Baldy Mountain, test your limits on the challenge course, provide an envelope of initiative games (and Leave No Trace games) to open trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! Begin by visiting the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano, where your crew will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and be entertained by the loggers at their Company Meeting Campfire before camping at Pueblano Ruins for the night. Enjoy hiking alongside the lush South Ponil Creek on your way to check out Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine at French Henry. Your two day stay at Baldy Town will enable you to climb Baldy and shoot black powder rifles at Miranda. Next, hike to Head of Dean to encounter your first challenge course experience! Upon completion of the course, your Crew Leader and Wilderness Pledge Guia will each be given an envelope of initiative games. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande and complete the first set of initiative games at Hawkeye Camp. Hike on and complete the Leave No Trace initiative games at Webster Parks. Be sure to check out Window Rock and take a tour of Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Your crew will then overcome another challenge when they test their rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following morning. Hike to Urraca Mesa to participate in advanced challenge course events and lead the staff through an initiative game or two of your own! Enjoy the evening campfire, but be sure to get your rest so you can wake up and watch the sunrise from Inspiration Point, before side hiking the Tooth of Time from Stockade Ridge Camp! The final challenge will be to overcome your fears at the High Ropes COPE Course!'

Day2017 Trek 20 Campsite2016 Trek 19 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean Cutoff  
3ElkhornPueblano RuinsConservation included in 2017 trek 20
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2017 trek 20
Company Meeting not included in 2017 trek 20
 
4Baldy Town Challenge Events included in 2017 trek 20
Food Pickup included in 2017 trek 20
Mining History included in 2017 trek 20
Assaying included in 2017 trek 20
Blacksmithing not included in 2017 trek 20
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2017 trek 20
 
5Baldy Town Blacksmithing included in 2017 trek 20
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2017 trek 20
Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 20
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2017 trek 20
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 20
Tomahawks not included in 2017 trek 20
 
6Santa ClausHead of DeanCrew Based Challenge Initiatives included in 2017 trek 20
pickup crew based challenge events included in 2017 trek 20
Challenge Events not included in 2017 trek 20
 
7Deer Lake MesaUpper BenchWater not included in 2017 trek 20
 
8Hunting LodgeAspen SpringsTour Hunting Lodge included in 2017 trek 20
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2017 trek 20
Conservation not included in 2017 trek 20
Crew Based Challenge Initiatives not included in 2017 trek 20
 
9Miner's Park Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2017 trek 20
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2017 trek 20
 
10Urraca Advanced Challenge Events included in 2017 trek 20
Challenge Events not included in 2017 trek 20
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2017 trek 20
 
11Stockade Ridge Sunrise at Inspiration Point not included in 2017 trek 20
 
12Homebound Tent City