Compare 2018 Trek 1 to 2017 Trek 1


2018 description: 'Seize this opportunity to fish some of the best mountain streams you will ever come across. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson's home at Rayado Rancho, along the Sante Fe Trail. Your journey leads all the way up the Rayado Creek, through some of Waite Phillips' favorite fishing holes. Follow the creek to Olympia and Old Abreu. Listen to the lively water rushing past your campsite. At Fish Camp, you will discover why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Aqua Fria. The staff will help you tie flies and master the roll cast on these two picturesque streams. From there, hike to Phillips Junction and fish the Rayado all the way to Porcupine, and on to Clear Creek, where you will hear booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles as you hike into camp. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company will welcome you and let you take target practice with their rifles and tomahawks. The trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. After a night at Red Hills, you will summit Big Red and hike down North Fork Urraca Creek to Black Mountain Camp. Try your hand at the blacksmith forge before continuing down the creek and through Shaefers Pass to Clarks Fork. Hot branding irons and a hearty chuckwagon dinner will set the stage for a memorable cowboy campfire. The next morning, meet some of Philmont's visiting foresters at the demonstration forest. Then, it's on to Hunting Lodge for a forest restoration project of your own. You should have time for one last fishing excursion to the Cimarroncito Reservoir. The following morning, test your rock climbing skills at Cimarroncito before camping at Minette Meadows for the night. Enjoy the sunset over Baldy Mountain from Minnette Meadows your last night on the trail. Next stop... Base Camp'

2017 description: 'If your crew enjoys a lot of program opportunities and fishing cool mountain streams… this trek is a great choice! Feel free to bring your fishing equipment and fish some of the best mountain streams you will ever come across. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado, along the Santa Fe Trail, before following the river to Olympia and Abreu. Enjoy the Mexican homestead and cantina as you listen to the waters of Rayado Creek rush past your campsite. Help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission before entering beautiful Rayado Canyon. Your next stop is Fish Camp, where you will discover why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Pass through Apache Springs on your way to Bear Canyon for a food pickup and turn at one of two archery ranges. From there, hike to Phillips Junction and fish the Rayado all the way to Porcupine, and on to Clear Creek, where you will hear booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles as you hike into camp. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company will welcome you and let you take target practice with their rifles and tomahawks. Work on a forest restoration project before tackling the mountains. The trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. After a night at Red Hills, you will be ready to summit Black Mountain and head over to Clarks Fork for branding, chuckwagon dinner, and a cowboy campfire. Enjoy a morning horse ride before fishing the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir and touring Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge. Test your rock climbing skills at Cimarroncito before camping at Minette Meadows for the night. Enjoy the view of Baldy Mountain during your last few miles on the trail to the Ute Park Turnaround! Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2018 Trek 1 Campsite2017 Trek 1 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Olympia  
3Old AbreuAbreuCantina not included in 2018 trek 1
 
4Fish Camp Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine not included in 2018 trek 1
 
5PorcupineBear CanyonFishing Opportunities included in 2018 trek 1
3D Archery not included in 2018 trek 1
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2018 trek 1
 
6Clear CreekPorcupineMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2018 trek 1
Rocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2018 trek 1
Tomahawks included in 2018 trek 1
Food Pickup not included in 2018 trek 1
 
7Red HillsClear CreekClimb Mount Phillips included in 2018 trek 1
Climb Comanche Peak included in 2018 trek 1
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2018 trek 1
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2018 trek 1
Conservation not included in 2018 trek 1
 
8Black MountainRed HillsBlacksmithing included in 2018 trek 1
Climb Big Red included in 2018 trek 1
Post Civil War Settlers included in 2018 trek 1
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2018 trek 1
Hike over Comanche Peak not included in 2018 trek 1
 
9Clarks Fork Hike over Black Mountain not included in 2018 trek 1
 
10Hunting Lodge Fishing Opportunities included in 2018 trek 1
Conservation included in 2018 trek 1
Horse Rides not included in 2018 trek 1
 
11Minnette Meadows Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2018 trek 1
Water included in 2018 trek 1
 
12Homebound Tent City