Compare 2018 Trek 17 to 2017 Trek 17


2018 description: 'This action-packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Start off by trekking over Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge events that will encourage your crew to work together throughout the trek. Be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from Inspiration Point and be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. Hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue onwards. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Mr. Phillips did, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. Spend two days hiking through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer while you camp at Agua Fria and Crooked Creek. From there, mountain men, booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles, and tomahawks await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Hike over Comanche Peak and work on a trail construction project with the Conservation Department near Whistle Punk Camp. At Sawmill, you will learn to reload .30- 06 rifle rounds before shooting them at our state of the art firing range. Enjoy the cool hike down Sawmill Canyon where your crew will rest for the evening at Ute Springs. From there, enjoy hiking through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before visiting the Demonstration Forest. Horse rides, a delicious chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire will help your crew have a wonderful night as you prepare for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time!'

2017 description: 'This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Start off by trekking over Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge events that will encourage your crew to work together throughout the trek. Be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from Inspiration Point and be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. Hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue onwards. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Mr. Phillips did, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. Spend two days hiking through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer while you camp at Agua Fria and Crooked Creek. From there, mountain men, booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles, and tomahawks await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Hike over Comanche Peak and work on a trail construction project with the Conservation Department near Whistle Punk Camp. At Sawmill, you will learn to reload .30- 06 rifle rounds before shooting them at our state of the art firing range. Enjoy the cool hike down Sawmill Canyon where your crew will rest for the evening at Ute Springs. From there, enjoy hiking through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before visiting the Demonstration Forest. Horse rides, a delicious chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire will help your crew have a wonderful night as you prepare for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time!'

Day2018 Trek 17 Campsite2017 Trek 17 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap Hike to not included in 2018 trek 17
 
3Urraca  
4Carson Meadows Tour Abreu Homestead included in 2018 trek 17
Mexican Homestead not included in 2018 trek 17
 
5Agua Fria Food Pickup not included in 2018 trek 17
 
6Crooked Creek Food Pickup included in 2018 trek 17
 
7Mt Phillips Water included in 2018 trek 17
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2018 trek 17
Hike over Comanche Peak not included in 2018 trek 17
 
8Sawmill  
9Ute Springs  
10Clarks Fork Horse Rides not included in 2018 trek 17
 
11Tooth Ridge Horse Rides included in 2018 trek 17
 
12Homebound Tent City