Compare 2020 Trek 10 to 2019 Trek 10


2020 description: 'This itinerary provides a tour of the beauty and splendor of the South Country, plus a great variety of program. Start at Philmont’s newest trail camp, aptly named “Arrowhead”. Make your way directly to Cimarroncito, where you will have a hands-on rock climbing experience. The next day you can stop to tour Hunting Lodge before heading to the headwaters of Cimarroncito Creek and Cyphers Mine. This golden opportunity allows you to become a blacksmith’s apprentice and deep tunnel miner. As the cold darkness of night seeps in, the lights and lively music of The Stomp fill the air. Wake up early and ascend both Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips. These views will provide an unparalleled reward as you descend to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek, then down to Comanche Creek. Next, take the time to visit the homestead at Crooked Creek before reaching Apache Springs and enjoying your layover for some much-needed rest and relaxation. While at Apache Spring, enjoy 3D Archery, the sweat lodge, an amazing sunset hike, and pay it forward with a conservation project. Then, take a serendipitous stroll downstream with the flowing waters of Agua Fria creek for your turn at fly tying and fishing (and hopefully catching!) at Waite Phillips’ favorite retreat, Fish Camp. Continuing downstream toward Abreu and you will see the results of the juggernaut forces of geology in the Rayado canyon. Stop by Carson Meadows incident command for a hasty search and rescue before continuing to the traditional New Mexican homestead at Abreu. Learn more about this region’s history and heritage at Abreu’s cantina over a glass of refreshing root beer! Don’t chase too many chickens as the last day’s hike will be your final test of experience and lessons learned up to this point. Hike through Stone Wall Pass as you make your way to Stockade Ridge. Rest up on your final night on the trail before you make your triumphant ascent of the Tooth of Time and hike in to Base Camp on your final leg of your journey.'

2019 description: 'This challenging itinerary will take you to some of the South Country’s most scenic camps with excellent mountain top experiences, a plethora of evening campfires, and great program opportunities along the way. You will start your itinerary off at Webster Trailhead before spending the night at one of Philmont’s newest trail camps: Arrowhead. If you like, you can catch your fist campfire by hiking over to Clarks Fork. You’ll be passing through there the next day as you make your way to the Demonstration Forest to visit with the forester on duty. Your crew will enjoy rock climbing at Cimarroncito before hiking on to Lamberts Mine along the scenic Middle Fork of the Cimarroncito Creek trail. Hike on over from Lamberts Mine, and your crew will enjoy the famous evening musical program of Cyphers Mine’s Stomp. The next day, your crew will climb over Comanche Peak on your way to Mt. Phillips. Make sure to watch the sunset from the summit before spending the night at Philmont’s highest elevation camp. Wake up early to hike down and visit the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek. If you have time, say hello to the homesteaders at Crooked Creek, too! The scenic and tranquil Porcupine camp is your next stop along the banks of Rayado Creek before heading to Beaubien for a layover for the next two days. While at Beaubien, your crew will enjoy seeing what life was like for the cowboys of the old west. Here you can go horseback riding, eat a Chuck wagon dinner, and listen to western music at the campfire program in the evening. They have two different shows, catch them both! The next day takes you over Trail Peak at 10,250 ft. above sea level before you hike down to Bear Caves for the evening. Your crew should hike back to Crater Lake that evening for the Continental Tie and Lumber Company’s company meeting campfire with the iconic view of Tooth Ridge as the backdrop. Your crew will enjoy the challenge course of Urraca and their evening campfire the following day before hiking on to Tooth Ridge for your last night in the backcountry. After summitting your final challenge, the famous Tooth of Time, your final stop is right in front of you… Base Camp!'

Day2020 Trek 10 Campsite2019 Trek 10 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2Arrowhead Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 10
Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 10
Evening Campfire not included in 2020 trek 10
 
3Cimarroncito Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 10
Climbing Gym included in 2020 trek 10
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2020 trek 10
Visit Demonstration Forest not included in 2020 trek 10
 
4Cyphers MineLamberts MineBlacksmithing included in 2020 trek 10
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2020 trek 10
 
5Mt Phillips Climb Mount Phillips included in 2020 trek 10
Water included in 2020 trek 10
Blacksmithing not included in 2020 trek 10
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2020 trek 10
 
6Comanche CreekPorcupineMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2020 trek 10
Homesteading not included in 2020 trek 10
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2020 trek 10
 
7Apache SpringsBeaubienHomesteading included in 2020 trek 10
Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2020 trek 10
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2020 trek 10
Evening Campfire not included in 2020 trek 10
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2020 trek 10
 
8Apache SpringsBeaubien3D Archery included in 2020 trek 10
Sweat Lodge included in 2020 trek 10
Sporting Arrows included in 2020 trek 10
Evening Campfire not included in 2020 trek 10
Horse Rides not included in 2020 trek 10
 
9Fish CampBear CavesFishing Opportunities included in 2020 trek 10
Fly Tying included in 2020 trek 10
Rayado Lodge Tour included in 2020 trek 10
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2020 trek 10
Evening Campfire not included in 2020 trek 10
spar pole climbing not included in 2020 trek 10
 
10AbreuUrracaCantina included in 2020 trek 10
Homesteading included in 2020 trek 10
Mexican Dinner included in 2020 trek 10
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2020 trek 10
Cabin Tour included in 2020 trek 10
Challenge Events not included in 2020 trek 10
Evening Campfire not included in 2020 trek 10
 
11Stockade RidgeTooth RidgeWater included in 2020 trek 10
Sunrise at Inspiration Point not included in 2020 trek 10
 
12CHQ Homebound