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Compare 2017 Trek 21 to 2016 Trek 26


2017 description: 'If your crew is interested in a MOUNTAINTOP experience, this trek will enable you to climb 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South or 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. They are two of New Mexico's finest peaks! Start your experience by touring the historic Chase Ranch and spend the first night at Dean Heck Camp. Continue to Dean Cow for rock climbing and rappelling. Next, challenge events at Head of Dean will bring your crew together. The Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano is a treat before your hike over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins, where you will learn to homestead and be entertained by the musically talented Rich family. Hike north to the Middle Ponil Low Impact Camp where you will prepare for the biggest challenge of the trek. In June, climb Ash Mountain South, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain… or both! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate your way to the McCrystal Creek Low Impact Camp for an unparalleled view of the Philmont skyline. Hike east to Whiteman Vega where your crew will ride some of the finest mountain biking trails in New Mexico. Stop by Ring Place and camp at Seally for the night. Help the staff at Seally Canyon with an important search and rescue mission and head down to Cook Canyon the next day. Lend a hand at the forge or hammer some spikes on the railroad at Metcalf Station, and continue on to Indian Writings for a look even further back in time, to when the Ancestral Puebloan people lived in this canyon. Work with the Conservation Department on a trail project and be sure to stop by the world’s first confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Canyon! Next stop…Base Camp!'

2016 description: 'If your crew is interested in a mountaintop experience, this trek will enable you to climb 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South or 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. They are two of New Mexico's finest peaks! Start your experience by touring the historic Chase Ranch and spend the first night at Dean Heck Camp. Continue to Dean Cow for rock climbing and rappelling before camping near an old sawmill at New Dean. Next, challenge events at Head of Dean will bring your crew together and the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano is an additional treat. From there, hike over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins, where you will learn to homestead and be entertained by the musically talented Rich family. Work on a project with the Conservation Department and keep hiking north to the Middle Ponil Leave No Trace Camping Area where you will prepare for the biggest challenge of the trek. In June, climb Ash Mountain South, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain… or both! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate your way to the McCrystal Creek Leave No Trace Camping Area for an unparalleled view of the Philmont skyline. Hike east to Whiteman Vega where your crew will ride some of the finest mountian biking trails in New Mexico. Camp at Ring Place for the night and enjoy the astronomy program with no lights for miles. Help the staff at Seally Canyon with an important search and rescue mission and camp on the southeast side of the Beatty Lakes Leave No Trace Camping Area. Hike beautiful Abran Canyon towards Indian Writings and enjoy touring the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE. Be sure to stop by the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2017 Trek 21 Campsite2016 Trek 26 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean Heck Low Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 21
 
3Dean CowNew Dean 
4Head of DeanPueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber not included in 2017 trek 21
Company Meeting not included in 2017 trek 21
 
5Rich Cabins Continental Tie & Lumber included in 2017 trek 21
Hike over Wilson Mesa not included in 2017 trek 21
 
6Middle Ponil Low Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 21
 
7Middle Ponil  
8McCrystal Creek Low Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 21
Hike to not included in 2017 trek 21
 
9Seally CanyonRing PlaceAstronomy not included in 2017 trek 21
 
10Cook CanyonBeatty Lakes 
11Indian Writings Blacksmithing included in 2017 trek 21
Railroading included in 2017 trek 21
Conservation not included in 2017 trek 21
 
12Homebound Tent City Conservation included in 2017 trek 21
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track not included in 2017 trek 21