Compare 2015 Trek 15 to 2014 Trek 15


If your crew is interested in rock climbing, this CLIMBING TREK will be their first choice! This trek will give you an opportunity to climb at both Dean Cow and Cimarroncito. Your two day stay at Cimarroncito will give you a chance to climb the standard rock routes and give you a hands on learning experience, before providing you with an opportunity to climb several newly established routes not previously used at Philmont. Start your trek with a cool root beer at the Ponil cantina before spending the night at Bent. Hike over Wilson Mesa on your way to climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire at Pueblano before camping at Pueblano Ruins for the night. Next, hike the South Ponil Creek to French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine on your way to historic Baldy Town. A two day stay at Baldy Town will give you time to climb Baldy Mountain and throw tomahawks at Miranda. Then, hike to Head of Dean to participate in challenge events that will bring your crew together. Continue your journey to Dean Cow, where your crew will participate in the first round of rock climbing & rappelling. You will also test your knot skills at an “Anchor Rodeo." Practice those knots on your way to Harlan where you will shoot shotguns and race burros after dinner. You will then work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before camping at Devil's Wash Basin. From there, hike to Cimarroncito for your second day of rock climbing. See if you can make it around the climbing wall and test your knots with the Cimarroncito staff. Put those knot skills to use during the advanced rock climbing instruction on your second day, climbing several new routes near Cimarroncito. Be sure to hike through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before touring Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Continue to the Cimarroncito Reservoir and Demonstration Forest on your way to the Cimarroncito Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!

Day2015 Trek 15 Campsite2014 Trek 15 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Bent  
3Pueblano Ruins Company Meeting included in 2015 trek 15
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 15
 
4Baldy Town  
5Baldy Town  
6Upper Dean Cow  
7Dean Cow  
8HarlanVaca12ga Shotgun shooting and reloading included in 2015 trek 15
 
9Devils Wash Basin  
10Cimarroncito  
11Cimarroncito  
12Homebound Tent City