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Compare 2017 Trek 3 to 2016 Trek 1


2017 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary, including sunrise and sunset from Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek begins by exploring Philmont's newest property addition, the Cimarroncita Ranch. Enjoy views of Baldy from Minette Meadows. Hike through Ute Park pass before rock climbing at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat. At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at night! Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Wake up early for sunrise over Deer Lake Mesa and head down to meet the mountain men of Clear Creek. Shoot .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Crooked Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D animal archery targets, learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache, and work on a forest restoration project. Enjoy the hike down the Agua Fria to Fish Camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips' fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that he loved so dearly. The next morning, hike down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peaks on your way to the Notch, and then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. From there, enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the Abreu cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… Lovers Leap and the Tooth of Time!'

2016 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary in addition to seeing the sunset at Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek starts by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Check out the Demonstration Forest and hike by Window Rock before climbing several new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at night! Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. You will then meet the mountain men of Clear Creek while shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Crooked Creek before working with our Conservation Department on a trail project near Buck Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D animal archery targets and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache. Enjoy the hike down the Agua Fria to Fish camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that Waite loved so dearly. Enjoy the hike down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peak on your way to the Notch and then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. From there, enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… Lovers Leap and The Tooth of Time!'

Day2017 Trek 3 Campsite2016 Trek 1 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Minnette Meadows  
3Cimarroncito  
4Cyphers Mine Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 3
Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 3
 
5Mt Phillips Hike over Mount Phillips included in 2017 trek 3
Hike over Comanche Peak included in 2017 trek 3
 
6Comanche Creek  
7Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2017 trek 3
Sweat Lodge included in 2017 trek 3
 
8Apache Springs Sporting Arrows included in 2017 trek 3
3D Archery not included in 2017 trek 3
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2017 trek 3
Sweat Lodge not included in 2017 trek 3
 
9Fish Camp  
10Abreu  
11Stockade Ridge Hike via Lovers Leap not included in 2017 trek 3
 
12Homebound Tent City