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Compare 2017 Trek 23 to 2016 Trek 14


2017 description: 'This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visiting the Historic Chase Ranch. From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cantina show before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Lower Sawmill for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Sawmill Canyon where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range are guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, the hike over Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Enjoy the downhill hike to Red Hills where cool spring water awaits after a long day! Climb Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge and fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail before hiking into Base Camp'

2016 description: 'This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visting the Historic Chase Ranch and seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Valley! From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a cantina show, and eat a cowboy breakfast before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Ute Springs for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons, where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, hike up to Comanche Peak Camp, but be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise east of camp… it's one of Philmont's best! Next, the side hike over Comache Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Retrieve your gear and continue on to Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir, and side hike Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail, before hiking into Base Camp.'

Day2017 Trek 23 Campsite2016 Trek 14 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Hells fire Canyon  
3Indian Writings Tyrannosaurus Rex Track not included in 2017 trek 23
 
4Ponil Hike over Hart Peak included in 2017 trek 23
 
5Dean Cow  
6HarlanVacaShotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge included in 2017 trek 23
 
7Lower SawmillUte SpringsFood Pickup included in 2017 trek 23
 
8Whistle PunkSawmillFood Pickup not included in 2017 trek 23
 
9Red Hills  
10Hunting Lodge Hike over Black Mountain not included in 2017 trek 23
 
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City