Compare 2012 Trek 1 to 2011 Trek 4

2012 description: 'This program intense trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. You will start with a search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together at Carson Meadows. You will then hike west to the “Notch,” overlooking both Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the south side of Rayado Canyon. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. From there, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer at Apache Springs. The hike to and stay at Wild Horse is guaranteed to be memorable, as it is one of our most beautiful trail camps. Booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Enjoy gold mining, blacksmithing, and panning at Cypher’s Mine before climbing several new routes at Cimarroncito. Visit the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork before ascending the Tooth of Time on your way into Base Camp.'

2011 description: 'This 53 mile trek follows rushing steams, hiking your crew through green mountain meadows, traversing lofty peaks and ridges across Philmont's south and central country. You will learn search and reSCue techniques as you pass through Carson Meadows. Fly tying and fishing, Jicarilla Apache life, 3-D archery, and black powder shooting are early features of this trek. After hiking over Mt. Phillips {11, 7117, pan for gold, explore the mine, and enjoy the outrageous ·stomp· at Cyphers Mine. Day 10 finds your crew at Cimarroncito for rock climbing before you hike into Base Camp over the Tooth of Time.'

Day2012 Trek 1 Campsite2011 Trek 4 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Rimrock ParkOld AbreuWater included in 2012 trek 1
3Crags Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 1
4Fish Camp  
5Apache Springs Sweat Lodge included in 2012 trek 1
6Apache Springs Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 1
Sweat Lodge not included in 2012 trek 1
Corn Grinding not included in 2012 trek 1
7Wild Horse Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 1
8Mt Phillips Climb Mount Phillips not included in 2012 trek 1
9Cyphers Mine Mine Tour not included in 2012 trek 1
10Cimarroncito Conservation Project not included in 2012 trek 1
11Shaefers PassClarks ForkWater included in 2012 trek 1
Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 1
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 1
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 1
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 1