Compare 2013 Trek 1 to 2012 Trek 5


2013 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary in addition to seeing the best sunset on the ranch at Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek starts by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Check out the Demonstration Forest and the Hunting Lodge before climbing several new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his hard working miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to some mining music for the night! 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. You will then meet the mountain men of Clear Creek while shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the southwestern mountains at Crooked Creek before working with our Conservation Department on a trail project near Buck Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D archery targets and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache. Enjoy the cool walk down the Agua Fria to Fish camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that Waite loved so dearly. You will then have the pleasure of hiking down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peak on your way to the Notch! Help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission and enjoy the view of the Tooth in the distance. Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time! Sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. You will then meet the mountain men of Clear Creek while shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the southwestern mountains at Crooked Creek before working with our Conservation Department on a trail project near Buck Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D archery targets and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache. Enjoy the cool walk down the Agua Fria to Fish camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that Waite loved so dearly. You will then have the pleasure of hiking down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peak on your way to the Notch! Help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission and enjoy the view of the Tooth in the distance. Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time!'

2012 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary in addition to seeing the best sunset on the Ranch at Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek starts by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Be the first to climb several new routes at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. 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. Shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles at Clear Creek, shooting 3-D archery targets at Apache Springs, fishing at Fish Camp, and eating a nice Mexican dinner at Abreu will prepare you for the final leg of your journey to the Tooth of Time!'

Day2013 Trek 1 Campsite2012 Trek 5 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Cathedral Rock  
3Cimarroncito Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 1
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 1
Bouldering Wall included in 2013 trek 1
 
4Cyphers MineSawmillBlacksmithing included in 2013 trek 1
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2013 trek 1
Stomp included in 2013 trek 1
Demonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 1
Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 not included in 2013 trek 1
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 1
 
5Mt Phillips  
6Comanche Creek  
7Apache Springs Homesteading included in 2013 trek 1
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 1
Conservation included in 2013 trek 1
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2013 trek 1
Sweat Lodge not included in 2013 trek 1
 
8Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2013 trek 1
Sweat Lodge included in 2013 trek 1
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 1
Conservation not included in 2013 trek 1
 
9Fish Camp  
10Abreu Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 1
Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 1
 
11Stockade RidgeLover's Leap 
12Homebound Tent City