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Compare 2017 Trek 8 to 2016 Trek 10


2017 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, large ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with thought provoking initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together at Dan Beard. From there, you will help our staff with an important search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. Navigate your crew over the north ridge and visit the historic Ring Place for an astronomy experience under the darkest skies in the continental United States. Work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department and preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from a number of amazing viewpoints. Enjoy the serenity of Iris Park and Upper Greenwood Canyon before continuing south back onto Philmont property. Take time to review all of the ground you covered in the Valle Vidal from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s gold producing Aztec Mine and historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles, pick up burros at Miranda, and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Check out the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano before hiking down the South Ponil Canyon to Ponil. Branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, and horse rides will leave your crew with amazing memories of their trek before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!'

2016 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, large ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with thought provoking initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together at Dan Beard. From there, you will help our staff with an important search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. Navigate your crew over the north ridge and visit the historic Ring Place before riding some of the best mountain biking trails in northern New Mexico at Whiteman Vega. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department and preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from the meadow on the north end of McCrystal Creek, as it is an unparalleled vantage point. Enjoy the serenity of Iris Park and Greenwood Canyon before continuing south back onto Philmont property. Take time to review all of the ground you covered in the Valle Vidal from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s gold producing Aztec Mine and historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, pick up burros at Miranda, and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Enjoy the hike down the South Ponil Canyon or along Dean Skyline before dropping off your burros and capping off your trek at Ponil. Cowboy Action Shooting, boot branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast will leave your crew with amazing memories of their trek just before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!'

Day2017 Trek 8 Campsite2016 Trek 10 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Sioux  
3Dan Beard Leave No Trace Training not included in 2017 trek 8
 
4Ring PlaceSeally CanyonAstronomy included in 2017 trek 8
Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2017 trek 8
Food Pickup included in 2017 trek 8
 
5Iris ParkWhiteman VegaLow Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 8
Folk Weather Forecasting not included in 2017 trek 8
Mountain Biking not included in 2017 trek 8
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 8
Historic Homestead not included in 2017 trek 8
 
6Upper GreenwoodIris ParkLow Impact Camping included in 2017 trek 8
Water included in 2017 trek 8
Cross Country Hike via not included in 2017 trek 8
 
7Baldy TownUpper GreenwoodBlacksmithing included in 2017 trek 8
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2017 trek 8
Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 8
 
8Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2017 trek 8
Mining History included in 2017 trek 8
Assaying included in 2017 trek 8
Blacksmithing not included in 2017 trek 8
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2017 trek 8
Food Pickup not included in 2017 trek 8
 
9MirandaBaldy TownMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2017 trek 8
Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2017 trek 8
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2017 trek 8
 
10Baldy Skyline Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2017 trek 8
 
11Ponil Continental Tie & Lumber included in 2017 trek 8
Cantina Show not included in 2017 trek 8
Cowboy Action Shooting not included in 2017 trek 8
 
12Homebound Tent City