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Compare 2017 Trek 35 to 2016 Trek 35


2017 description: 'If your training hikes were a breeze, Philmont’s biggest challenge is the trek for you! Our longest trek covers it all, but will still provide your crew with many program opportunities. Be amazed by the beauty of the Valle Vidal, the height of Baldy Mountain, and the ruggedness of the Tooth of Time! Start off by exploring the historic Chase Ranch and spending the night at Hells Fire Canyon. Be sure to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hiking up the North Ponil to Seally Canyon, where you will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. Bushwhack the north ridgeline on your way to tour historic Ring Place. From there, ride some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega and work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department. Travel cross country all the way to Greenwood Canyon. The next day, you’ll hike the gorgeous canyon all the way to Copper Park. Be sure to explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine and learn gold mining, panning, and blacksmithing skills at French Henry. Your two day stay at Ewells Park will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain and tour historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking to Santa Claus. Continue south and pass through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and a cowboy campfire on your last night, but get plenty of rest because your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!'

2016 description: 'If your training hikes were a breeze, Philmont’s biggest challenge is the trek for you! Our longest trek covers it all, but will still provide your crew with many program opportunities. Be amazed by the beauty of the Valle Vidal, the height of Baldy Mountain, and the ruggedness of the Tooth of Time! Start off by exploring the Historic Chase Ranch and spending the night at Hellfire Canyon. Be sure to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hiking up the North Ponil to Seally Canyon, where you will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. Bushwhack the north ridgeline on your way to tour historic Ring Place. From there, ride some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department. View the entire Philmont skyline from one of the most beautiful meadows in the Valle Vidal, at the north end of McCrystal Creek. The next day, you’ll hike gorgeous Greenwood Canyon all the way to Copper Park. Be sure to explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine and learn gold mining, panning, and blacksmithing skills at French Henry. Your two day stay at Ewells Park will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain and tour historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking to Santa Claus. Continue south and pass through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clark’s Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and'

Day2017 Trek 35 Campsite2016 Trek 35 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Hells fire Canyon  
3Indian WritingsCottonwood 
4Seally Canyon Blacksmithing included in 2017 trek 35
Railroading included in 2017 trek 35
 
5Whiteman Vega Folk Weather Forecasting not included in 2017 trek 35
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 35
 
6Greenwood Canyon Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2017 trek 35
Low Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 35
Food Pickup included in 2017 trek 35
Cross Country Hike via not included in 2017 trek 35
 
7Ewells Park Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 35
 
8Ewells Park Mining History included in 2017 trek 35
Assaying included in 2017 trek 35
Tour Historic Baldy Town not included in 2017 trek 35
 
9Santa Claus  
10Deer Lake Mesa  
11Clarks Fork Evening Campfire included in 2017 trek 35
Cowboy Campfire not included in 2017 trek 35
 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time included in 2017 trek 35