Compare 2013 Trek 16 to 2012 Trek 8

2013 description: 'This trek is full of wonderful program experiences and will give you a chance to bag rugged Baldy Mountain. You will start by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Master the climbing gym and make it around “the wall” before being the first to climb several new routes at Cimarroncito. From there, your pilgrimage to the North Country will begin as you make your way to shoot booming .50 caliber black powder guns and experience the mountain man rendezvous at Miranda. Next, create your own mountaintop experience by summiting Baldy Mountain, checking out Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visiting historic Baldy Town. Hike one of the beautiful drainages on your way to Pueblano Ruins and climb spar poles at the neighboring Continental Tie and Lumber Company. You will then have the chance to hike over gorgeous Wilson Mesa and then on to Dan Beard for initiative games and challenge events that will solidify your crew’s cohesiveness as you journey back home. Check out the fascinating Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs at Indian Writings before heading to Ponil for cowboy action shooting, boot branding, a chuck wagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast on your last morning.'

2012 description: 'This trek will let your crew hike, shoot, ride, and climb your way into Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! Not long after the start at Turkey Creek turnaround, your crew will shoot the lights out of clay pigeons with shotgun shells they learned to reload at Harlan. 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. At Comanche Peak Camp, a sunrise unparalleled from anywhere on the ranch awaits you bright and early before tackling Mount Phillips. Once on top of Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will make you forget all of your worries. From there, you will be on your way to one of our most remote staff camps at Crooked Creek. The staff there will teach you how the old homesteaders and pioneers used to survive once they had settled in the west. Next, your crew will shoot 3-D archery targets at Apache Springs before heading to beautiful Lost Cabin for the night. Tie flies and fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado, just as Waite Phillips did while at Fish Camp. From there, you will be heading to Beaubien to brand boots, test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses down one of the most beautiful canyons the southwest has to offer. Hike Trail Peak to see the wreckage of a B24 Liberator that crashed while flying a mission in 1942 and head to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie and Lumber Company will welcome you with spar poles to climb and an evening “company meeting” in the most picturesque campfire bowl you have ever seen. Polish off your trek with rock climbing at Miners Park and scaling the rugged Tooth of Time on your way into Base Camp.'

Day2013 Trek 16 Campsite2012 Trek 8 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
3Deer LakeDeer Lake MesaWater included in 2013 trek 16
4Upper SawmillSawmill30-06 Shooting/Reloading not included in 2013 trek 16
5Comanche Peak 30-06 Shooting/Reloading included in 2013 trek 16
Climb Mount Phillips not included in 2013 trek 16
6Crooked Creek Climb Mount Phillips included in 2013 trek 16
Climb Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 16
7Lost Cabin Sweat Lodge not included in 2013 trek 16
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 16
8Beaubien Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 16
Fishing Opportunities not included in 2013 trek 16
Fly Tying not included in 2013 trek 16
9Beaubien Climb Bonito Peak included in 2013 trek 16
Conservation Project not included in 2013 trek 16
10Crater Lake  
11North Fork Urraca  
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 16