Compare 2021 Trek 16 to 2020 Trek 16

2021 description: 'From the ancient waters of the Rayado River to the prehistoric Tooth of Time, this itinerary has it all! After training the crew, your Ranger will escort you from the musical waters of Rayado River Camp through Abreu and their New Mexican homestead to Crater Lake. You’ll be drawn into the mystique of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co., especially during the evening campfire. Next, make your way over Trail Peak to pay respects to the bomber crew that crashed in a B24 Liberator on this site in 1942. Then, head up the gorgeous meadows to Beaubien, one of Philmont’s Western Lore camps. Here your your crew will get to experience horseback rides, a conservation project, and a hearty chuckwagon dinner. Plus, both of their campfire shows are not to be missed! The next two days will go deeper into Philmont’s wilderness where you will enjoy the beauty of Apache Springs and learn about the Jicarilla Apache, then be the guests of the homesteading family at Crooked Creek. Your next day can be a big one, so be sure to get some rest! Get ready to tackle Comanche Peak, and if you are up to it, side hike to the peak of Mt. Phillips. Make your way down to Cyphers Mine for a chance to pan for gold, tour the Contention Mine, and try your hand at the forge! Then head downhill to Hunting Lodge where you can tour one of Waite Phillips’ cabins, visit with a forester at the Demonstration Forest, or do a little fishing. Learn about the New Mexico landscape including fire, water, trees, rocks, and more! Cathedral Rock will especially move your soul! The night at Upper Clarks Fork is the ‘quiet before the storm’ and your last opportunity to build teamwork and prepare for the pinnacle of your journey. From this camp, you’re up Shaefers Pass, and then traverse along Tooth Ridge. Upon reaching Tooth Ridge Camp, rest easy and take it all in as this is the perfect staging point for a dramatic finish atop the legendary Tooth of Time. Your next step is the descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at Base Camp!'

Day2021 Trek 16 Campsite2020 Trek 16 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2Rayado River  
3Crater Lake  
6Apache Springs  
7Crooked Creek  
8Comanche Peak  
9Hunting Lodge  
10Upper Clarks Fork  
11Tooth Ridge  
12CHQ Homebound