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Compare 2017 Trek 9 to 2016 Trek 4


2017 description: 'Drink a cool root beer and learn about the Mexican homestead at Abreu before spending your first night at Old Abreu. Your crew will help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission! Enjoy the hike to and view from the Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien where you will ride horses, enjoy branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War Union Soldiers and booming .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Begin a mountain challenge and side hike Black Mountain! Then hike over Big Red on the way to Red Hills Camp. Be sure to hike all the way to the west side of Mt. Phillips for the best views of Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain. From there, enjoy Comanche Peak on the way to blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine. Test your rock climbing skills at Cimarroncito and work with the Conservation Department on a trail contruction project in Hidden Valley. Enjoy the view from Window Rock, tour Mr.Phillips' Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest. Get your rest and save energy on the way to Upper Clarks Fork where the final challenge will begin… The Tooth of Time!'

2016 description: 'This challenging itinerary is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities and will give your crew the option of hiking all of Philmont’s Central Mountains… if you’re up to the challenge! You will begin your trek hiking along the beautiful Rayado Creek. Drink a cool root beer and learn about the Mexican Homestead at Abreu before spending your first night at Old Abreu. Your crew will then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission! Enjoy the hike to and view from The Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien where you will side hike Trail Peak and enjoy branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. Work on a project with the Conservation Department before your crew faces a tough mountain challenge. Hike over beautiful Bonito Peak on your way to Red Hills. Be sure to hike all the way to the west side of Mt. Phillips for the best views of Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain. You will then continue your mountain journey over Comanche Peak, Big Red, and Black Mountain! At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War Union Soldiers and booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. From there, enjoy blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine. Tour Mr. Phillips Hunting Lodge, hike by Window Rock and Hidden Valley, and rock climb at Cimarroncito. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Upper Clarks Fork before you begin the final challenge… The Tooth of Time!'

Day2017 Trek 9 Campsite2016 Trek 4 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Old Abreu Mexican Homestead included in 2017 trek 9
 
3Crags  
4Beaubien Evening Campfire included in 2017 trek 9
Fishing Opportunities included in 2017 trek 9
Fly Tying included in 2017 trek 9
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2017 trek 9
 
5Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner included in 2017 trek 9
Horse Rides included in 2017 trek 9
Hike over Trail Peak not included in 2017 trek 9
Cowboy Campfire not included in 2017 trek 9
 
6Black Mountain Hike Over Bonito Peak not included in 2017 trek 9
 
7Red Hills Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2017 trek 9
 
8Cyphers Mine Blacksmithing included in 2017 trek 9
Hike over Mount Phillips included in 2017 trek 9
Mine Tour included in 2017 trek 9
 
9Cimarroncito Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2017 trek 9
 
10Cimarroncito Conservation included in 2017 trek 9
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2017 trek 9
 
11Upper Clarks Fork  
12Homebound Tent City