Compare 2014 Trek 11 to 2013 Trek 11


2014 description: 'This program packed SHOOTING itinerary will give your crew an opportunity to shoot all three disciplines (shotgun, rifle, & black powder) that Philmont’s beautiful Central and South Country have to offer. Start your trek by reloading and shooting your own 12 gauge shotgun shells at Harlan. From there, enjoy the hike to Deer Lake and test out several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Hike through Webster Parks and walk a lightly traveled trail on your way into Sawmill Canyon. Enjoy the gorgeous canyon and reload/shoot .30-06 rifles when you arrive at Sawmill. Just east of Comanche Peak Camp, an unparalleled sunrise awaits before tackling Mt. Phillips. From Mt. Phillips western summit, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will be a prized reward for the hard work that it took to get there! Enjoy firing .50 caliber black powder rifles at Clear Creek before camping at Comanche Creek for the night. At Beaubien, you'll be able to work on a project with the Conservation Department, test your roping skills, eat a chuckwagon dinner, ride horses, and kick back for a cowboy campfire. Side hike down to Black Mountain to blacksmith and shoot .58 caliber black powder rifles with post-Civil War Union Soldiers. Next, hike over Trail Peak to check out the B24 bomber that crashed on top in 1942. Continue on to Carson Meadows where your crew will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will encourage everyone to work together. Stop at Abreu for a cold root beer and to experience the Mexican homestead before making your way to Zastrow for the night, where you will be treated to a delicious Dutch oven dessert and the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony. The final leg of your journey will include a hike along the Rayado Creek to tour western pioneer Kit Carson's home at Rayado. Learn about his adventures before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!'

2013 description: 'This program packed itinerary will give your crew a wonderful opportunity to experience all of Philmont’s beautiful Central and South Country. Start your trek by checking out the new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. From there, you will always remember the wind blowing through the aspens and the gorgeous meadow at Webster Parks trail camp. You will then explore Cypher’s Mine, pan for gold, and learn how to blacksmith before Charlie’s musician miners provide the evening entertainment at the “Stomp.” At Comanche Peak Camp, a sunrise unparalleled from anywhere on the ranch awaits you bright and early before tackling Mount Phillips. From the top of Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will give your crew the confidence to reach for the stars in all that you do! Enjoy learning to homestead at Crooked Creek, one of our most remote staff camps. Next, you will head to Beaubien to brand boots, test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, ride horses, and kick back for a cowboy campfire. You will then be able to check out the B24 bomber that crashed in 1942 on top of Trail Peak. From there, you will hike to Carson Meadows to help our staff with a search and rescue mission that will encourage your crew to work together. Stop at Abreu for a cold root beer and to experience the Mexican homestead before making your way to Urraca for the night. There you will play initiative games and go through the challenge course events listening to music and some wild tales of Urraca’s haunted past. Hike down to Lovers Leap and up to the Tooth of Time before making your way into Base Camp.'

Day2014 Trek 11 Campsite2013 Trek 11 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Vaca  
3Deer LakeDeer Lake Mesa 
4Cimarroncito  
5Sawmill  
6Comanche Peak  
7Comanche Creek Homesteading included in 2014 trek 11
Rocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2014 trek 11
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2014 trek 11
 
8Beaubien  
9Beaubien Blacksmithing included in 2014 trek 11
 
10Carson Meadows  
11Zastrow  
12Homebound Tent City