Compare 2013 Trek 13 to 2012 Trek 22


2013 description: 'This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track in the North Ponil Valley. From there, watch a gorgeous sunset at House Canyon Camp and wake up to visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where Cowboy Action Shooting will make its Philmont programmatic debut this summer. Brand boots, test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, and a cowboy breakfast before hiking to Dean Cow for rock climbing and rappelling. Go on to learn how to reload your own shotgun shells before you shoot them at our picturesque shooting range. 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. Visit Cypher’s Mine, Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, the Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork before hiking into Base Camp via Tooth Ridge and the Tooth of Time!'

2012 description: 'This great itinerary will give you plenty of options for exciting program, bagging rugged mountains, and enjoying several of Philmont’s coolest canyons. 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 most picturesque campfire bowl overlooking the Tooth of Time. From there, choose whether you want to hike up luscious North Fork Urraca Creek or if you are up for climbing Black Mountain on your way to Black Mountain Camp. Post-Civil War soldiers will welcome you to their outpost and show you how to shoot their booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. From there, swing by Beaubien to brand boots and test your roping skills on your way to Lookout Meadow. Be kind of quiet as you’re approaching the meadow so you can see the small herd of elk that often frequents the Lookout Meadow and the surrounding peaks. You’ll then head to Buck Creek before starting the uphill climb towards Mount Phillips. While the climb will be challenging, seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be something your crew never forgets. Drop down to Sawmill where our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. You will then hike down luscious Sawmill and Grouse Canyon on the way to Cimarroncito where several new routes are waiting to be climbed and rappelled by your crew. Visit the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork before climbing the Tooth of Time and hiking into Base Camp.'

Day2013 Trek 13 Campsite2012 Trek 22 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap Hike via Lovers Leap included in 2013 trek 13
 
3Crater Lake  
4Black Mountain Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 13
 
5Buck CreekLookout MeadowFood Pickup included in 2013 trek 13
Conservation included in 2013 trek 13
Hike over Black Mountain included in 2013 trek 13
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2013 trek 13
 
6Wild HorseBuck CreekHomesteading included in 2013 trek 13
Fishing Opportunities not included in 2013 trek 13
Fly Tying not included in 2013 trek 13
Fishing Lodge Tour not included in 2013 trek 13
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 13
 
7Mt Phillips Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 13
Hike over Mount Phillips included in 2013 trek 13
 
8Lamberts MineUpper SawmillGold Mining & Panning included in 2013 trek 13
Hike over Big Red included in 2013 trek 13
Hike over Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 13
Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 not included in 2013 trek 13
 
9Cimarroncito Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2013 trek 13
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 13
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2013 trek 13
 
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2013 trek 13
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2013 trek 13
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2013 trek 13
Conservation not included in 2013 trek 13
 
11Tooth Ridge Western Lore / Branding included in 2013 trek 13
 
12Homebound Tent City