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Compare 2017 Trek 34 to 2016 Trek 34


2017 description: 'This MOUNTAINTOP trek will give your crew an opportunity to climb 12,441 ft. Baldy Mountain, 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak, and/or 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South. Begin by hiking up the South Ponil Canyon to Flume Canyon and Pueblano. Climb spar poles and enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire with the Continental Tie & Lumber Company staff. Hike to Baldy Town to pick up food and continue to French Henry to mine for gold, blacksmith, and explore Lucien Maxwell's gold producing Aztec Mine. Hike up the wall and be amazed as you walk down into Copper Park. Wake up early and hike to the ridge, where you will hang bear bags and day hike rugged Baldy Mountain before camping at Greenwood Canyon for the night. Enjoy waking up in the cool canyon and continue to Little Costilla Low Impact Camp, where you will prepare for another mountain challenge. In June, climb Ash Mountain, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain South… or BOTH! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate east down the ridge to Ring Place. Enjoy the astronomy program under some of the darkest skies in the United States. Stop by Seally Canyon for search & rescue training, and continue to Dan Beard for challenge events. Wake up early and head east until you hear the pinging of hammers driving rail spikes echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station. Be sure to check out the Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs from 1300 CE before working with the Conservation Department on a trail project at Indian Writings. Be some of the first crews to explore Chase Canyon and the historic Chase Ranch. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2016 description: 'This trek will give your crew an opportunity to climb Baldy Mountain, Little Costilla Peak, and Ash Mountain South. Begin your trek by hiking up Turkey Creek Canyon and exploring Black Jack Ketchum's gang hideout. Continue to Upper Dean Cow and rest up for the next several days, as they will be difficult. Hike through Head of Dean and listen for the sound of booming .50 caliber black powder rifles as you arrive at Miranda. Enjoy shooting rifles, throwing tomahawks, and fully experiencing the mountain man rendezvous. Hike to Baldy Town to pick up food and continue to French Henry to mine for gold, blacksmith, and explore Lucien Maxwell's gold producing Aztec Mine. Hike up the wall and be amazed as you walk down into Copper Park. Wake up early and hike to the ridge, where you'll hang bear bags and day hike rugged Baldy before camping at Greenwood Canyon for the night. Enjoy waking up in the cool canyon and continue to Little Costilla Leave No Trace Camping Area, where you will prepare for another mountain challenge. In June, climb Ash Mountain, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain South… or BOTH! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate east down the ridge to Ring Place. Set up camp before heading over to Whiteman Vega, where you will ride some of the finest mountain biking trails in northern New Mexico. Enjoy folkweather forecasting and astronomy in an area with no lights for miles. Wake up early and head south until you hear the pinging of hammers driving rail spikes echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station. Railroading, morse code, and blacksmithing will come to life and your crew will experience an excellent campfire. Be sure to check out the Ancestral Puebloan petroglyps from 1300 CE before working with the Conservation Department on a trail project at Indian Writings. Be some of the first crews to explore Chase Canyon and the historic Chase Ranch. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2017 Trek 34 Campsite2016 Trek 34 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Flume CanyonDean Cutoff 
3Pueblano Evening Campfire included in 2017 trek 34
Company Meeting not included in 2017 trek 34
 
4Copper ParkMirandaBlacksmithing included in 2017 trek 34
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2017 trek 34
Food Pickup included in 2017 trek 34
Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 34
Mining History included in 2017 trek 34
Assaying included in 2017 trek 34
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2017 trek 34
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2017 trek 34
Tomahawks not included in 2017 trek 34
 
5Greenwood CanyonCopper ParkLow Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 34
Side Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2017 trek 34
Blacksmithing not included in 2017 trek 34
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2017 trek 34
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 34
 
6Little CostillaGreenwood CanyonLow Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 34
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2017 trek 34
 
7Little Costilla Low Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 34
Side Hike Little Costilla and/or Ash Mountain included in 2017 trek 34
 
8Ring PlaceLittle CostillaAstronomy included in 2017 trek 34
Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2017 trek 34
Food Pickup included in 2017 trek 34
Side Hike Little Costilla and/or Ash Mountain not included in 2017 trek 34
 
9Dan BeardWhiteman VegaChallenge Events included in 2017 trek 34
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2017 trek 34
Folk Weather Forecasting not included in 2017 trek 34
Mountain Biking not included in 2017 trek 34
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 34
 
10Indian WritingsMetcalf StationArchaeology included in 2017 trek 34
Tour Petroglyphs included in 2017 trek 34
atlatl included in 2017 trek 34
Evening Campfire not included in 2017 trek 34
Morse Code not included in 2017 trek 34
 
11Chase Canyon Archaeology not included in 2017 trek 34
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2017 trek 34
atlatl not included in 2017 trek 34
 
12Homebound Tent City