Compare 2014 Trek 14 to 2013 Trek 14


2014 description: 'This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visting the Historic Chase Ranch and seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Valley! From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a cantina show, and eat a cowboy breakfast before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Ute Springs for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons, where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, hike up to Comanche Peak Camp, but be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise east of camp… it's one of Philmont's best! Next, the side hike over Comache Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Retrieve your gear and continue on to Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir, and side hike Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail, before hiking into Base Camp.'

2013 description: 'This program filled trek will enable your crew to hike the Tooth of Time and visit some of the most pristine camps in Philmont’s Central and South Country. You will also be able to renew and orient your Scouting focus under the stars at Zastrow’s “Dedication to Scouting” program. Start your trek by walking over Lovers Leap and heading to Miners Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Next, you will be able to side hike the Tooth of Time from Schaefer’s Pass before hiking down to Clark’s Fork for the night. There you will be able to brand boots, test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses if you didn't climb the Tooth of Time. Make your way to the Demonstration Forest, Window Rock, and Hidden Valley before settling down at Aspen Springs for the night. 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. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks will await you at Clear Creek. Enjoy the trek down the Rayado or visit one of Philmont’s most beautiful trail camps at Wild Horse before heading to homestead at Crooked Creek for the night. From there, archery at Apache Springs, fishing at Fish Camp, and a calm night under the stars at Lower Bonito will help you reflect on the journey you have made. Cap off your trek with an awesome geocache course and a Dutch oven dessert at Zastrow before touring famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado.'

Day2014 Trek 14 Campsite2013 Trek 14 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Hellfire CanyonHouse Canyon 
3Indian Writings  
4Ponil  
5Dean Cow  
6Vaca  
7Ute Springs  
8Sawmill  
9Comanche Peak  
10Hunting Lodge  
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City