Compare 2012 Trek 15 to 2011 Trek 21


2012 description: '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 participant routes, but also give you a “hands on” learning experience and an opportunity to climb several new advanced routes previously not used at Philmont. Start your trek with a cool root beer at the Ponil cantina before spending a day with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. You will climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and enjoy an evening of music/stories at the logger’s “Company Meeting” campfire. From there, shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles at Miranda and use a two day stay at Ute Meadows to climb Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. You will then hike to Head of Dean for initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together. Continue your journey to Dean Cow for the first round of rock climbing and an “Anchor Rodeo” to teach/test knot skills. Practice those knots on your way to Harlan where you will learn to reload your own shotgun shells before firing them at our scenic range. Make your way to Devil’s Wash Basin before heading to Cimarroncito for your second day of rock climbing. See if you can make it around “The Wall” before testing your knots again with the Cimarroncito staff. Put those knot skills to use with some advanced instruction on your second day, climbing several new routes near Cimarroncito. Cap off your trek with a tour of Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge and a hike to Window Rock where your crew can reflect on their journey together.'

2011 description: 'This very popular itinerary offers two sets of layover days so your crew can maximize their program opportunities! Burro packing and participating in challenge events will strengthen your crew for this strenuous itinerary. Itinerary 21 takes you back to the bygone days of the early New Mexico loggers and mountain men. Gold panning and mining as well as a Baldy Mountain side hike are featured. A two night stay at Cimarroncito will allow your crew to rock climb, hike pristine Hidden Valley, and visit the Demonstration Forest. Horse rides and a chuck wagon dinner are on tap before your Tooth of Time victory hike.'

Day2012 Trek 15 Campsite2011 Trek 21 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Sioux  
3PueblanoFlume CanyonContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 15
Evening Campfire included in 2012 trek 15
Burro Packing not included in 2012 trek 15
 
4Ute MeadowsHead of DeanMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2012 trek 15
Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2012 trek 15
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 15
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 15
 
5Ute Meadows Blacksmithing included in 2012 trek 15
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 15
Side Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2012 trek 15
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 15
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 15
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2012 trek 15
Return Burros not included in 2012 trek 15
 
6Upper Dean CowUte MeadowsChallenge Events included in 2012 trek 15
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 15
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 15
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2012 trek 15
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 15
 
7Dean CowSanta ClausRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2012 trek 15
 
8HarlanUpper BenchBurro Packing included in 2012 trek 15
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge included in 2012 trek 15
Conservation included in 2012 trek 15
 
9Devils Wash BasinCimarroncitoWater included in 2012 trek 15
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2012 trek 15
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 15
 
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2012 trek 15
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 15
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2012 trek 15
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2012 trek 15
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 15
 
11CimarroncitoPonderosa ParkHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2012 trek 15
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction included in 2012 trek 15
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 15
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 15
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 15
 
12Homebound Tent City Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2012 trek 15
Hike to included in 2012 trek 15
Visit Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 15
Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 15
Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail not included in 2012 trek 15