Compare 2015 Trek 13 to 2014 Trek 13


This great itinerary will give you plenty of options for participating in exciting program and bagging rugged mountains in Philmont's Central and South Country. Start by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. There, you will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and take part in the loggers Company Meeting at a picturesque campfire bowl overlooking the Tooth of Time. From there, choose whether you want to hike the lush North Fork Urraca Creek or hike over Black Mountain on your way to Black Mountain Camp. Post-Civil War soldiers will welcome you to their outpost and let you shoot their booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. From there, you have another chance to hike Black Mountain before hiking over beautiful Bonito Peak on your way to Porcupine, Phillips Junction and Buck Creek for the night. Work with the Conservation Department on a trail project west of Buck Creek Camp close to the Philmont border. Stop by our most remote staff camp and learn to homestead at Crooked Creek before camping at beautiful Wild Horse. Next, the climb up Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be something your crew never forgets. Hike over Comanche Peak and Big Red before descending to Lamberts Mine. Side hike to Cyphers Mine for gold panning and a mine tour. From there, hike the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek to the Hunting Lodge, where you'll see how Waite Phillips would have lived and hunted in the 1930's. Hike by Window Rock and through Hidden Valley and test your skills on several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Hike past the Cimarroncito Reservoir and visit the Demonstration Forest before your final challenge… The Tooth of Time!

Day2015 Trek 13 Campsite2014 Trek 13 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap Hike via Lovers Leap not included in 2015 trek 13
 
3Crater Lake Company Meeting included in 2015 trek 13
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 13
 
4Black Mountain  
5Buck Creek Conservation not included in 2015 trek 13
Hike over Black Mountain not included in 2015 trek 13
 
6Wild Horse  
7Mt Phillips Tomahawks included in 2015 trek 13
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2015 trek 13
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2015 trek 13
 
8Lamberts Mine  
9Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2015 trek 13
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2015 trek 13
 
10Cimarroncito Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2015 trek 13
Conservation included in 2015 trek 13
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2015 trek 13
 
11Tooth Ridge Tooth of Time not included in 2015 trek 13
 
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time included in 2015 trek 13