Compare 2013 Trek 12 to 2012 Trek 11


2013 description: 'This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Start off by trekking across Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge course events that will aid your crew’s development throughout the rest of the trek. From there, you will visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. 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 as you make your way to Fish Camp. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. At Apache Springs, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer. Make your way to Phillips Junction and enjoy the serene hike up to Porcupine for the night. Booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks 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. Your crew will enjoy learning how to reload .30-06 rifle and shotgun shells before firing them at Sawmill and Harlan.'

2012 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.'

Day2013 Trek 12 Campsite2012 Trek 11 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Ute Springs  
3Webster LakeWebster ParksTour Hunting Lodge included in 2013 trek 12
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 12
Demonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 12
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2013 trek 12
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 12
Water not included in 2013 trek 12
 
4SawmillCyphers Mine.30-06 Rifle Shooting and Reloading included in 2013 trek 12
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 12
Stomp not included in 2013 trek 12
 
5Mt PhillipsComanche PeakHike over Mount Phillips not included in 2013 trek 12
 
6Porcupine Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 12
Rocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2013 trek 12
Climb Mount Phillips included in 2013 trek 12
 
7Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner included in 2013 trek 12
Horse Rides not included in 2013 trek 12
 
8Beaubien Horse Rides included in 2013 trek 12
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2013 trek 12
Hike over Trail Peak not included in 2013 trek 12
 
9AbreuCarson MeadowsMexican Dinner included in 2013 trek 12
Climb Trail Peak included in 2013 trek 12
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine not included in 2013 trek 12
Wilderness Medicine not included in 2013 trek 12
 
10Urraca  
11Stockade RidgeTooth RidgeTooth of Time not included in 2013 trek 12
Water not included in 2013 trek 12
 
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 12