Compare 2013 Trek 17 to 2012 Trek 20


2013 description: 'This trek is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities, rugged mountains, and two days at one of our most popular camps … Miranda! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Listen to the cool soothing sound of the Rayado River as you fall asleep on the first night of your trek. From there, check out the cantina and Mexican homestead at Abreu before camping at Aguila for the night. Wake up early and watch the Rayado valley change colors as the sun comes up. You will then make your way to Miners Park for challenging rock climbing and a great traverse wall. Side hike the Tooth of Time if you are up for the rugged Tooth Ridge challenge. Otherwise, enjoy the western life, test your roping skills, brand your boots, enjoy a hot chuck wagon dinner, ride horses, and kick back for a cowboy campfire at Clark’s Fork. From there, visit the Demonstration Forest, Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, Window Rock, and Hidden Valley before continuing your journey north to Visto Grande. Enjoy the scenic views of the Ute Valley and Baldy Mountain. Be sure to participate in initiative games and challenge course events that are certain to bring your crew together at Head of Dean. Listen to the sound of booming .50 caliber black powder rifles as you hike up the pristine meadow to Miranda. Spending two days at the site of the Mountain Man Rendezvous will give your crew an opportunity to side hike Baldy Mountain explore the Aztec Mine at French Henry, and visit historic Baldy Town. Pick up a couple burros to help carry some of your gear on the way to Ponil!'

2012 description: 'Be one of the first crews to hike into beautiful Campos Canyon in the second year of our land use agreement with Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch. You will then hike through rugged country full of very cool and bizarre rock outcroppings on your way to rock climb at Dean Cow. Hike up Dean Canyon and then test your crew skills with initiative games and challenge course events at Head of Dean. From there, you will visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. You will be amazed to see Baldy Mountain so close when you enter the pristine meadow at Copper Park. A two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy and visit historic Baldy Town. The second half of this trek will take you into Greenwood Canyon and on to Rich Cabins where you will learn about homesteading in the Wild West. Head north into the Valle Vidal to incredible ponderosa pine forests and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Be sure to watch the sunset illuminate the sky and Little Costilla with thousands of colors from Beatty Lakes. Keep an eye out for other wildlife while hiking down Abran Canyon. Cap off your trip by touring the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… its right here in the North Ponil Canyon!'

Day2013 Trek 17 Campsite2012 Trek 20 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Campos Heck Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 17
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track included in 2013 trek 17
 
3Dean Cow  
4Head of Dean  
5Ewells ParkCopper ParkConservation included in 2013 trek 17
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 17
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 17
 
6Ewells ParkCopper ParkFood Pickup not included in 2013 trek 17
 
7Upper Greenwood CanyonGreenwood CanyonBlacksmithing included in 2013 trek 17
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2013 trek 17
Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 17
 
8Iris ParkRich CabinsLow Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 17
Homesteading not included in 2013 trek 17
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 17
 
9Ring PlaceIris ParkAstronomy included in 2013 trek 17
Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2013 trek 17
Mountain Biking included in 2013 trek 17
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 17
 
10Cook Canyon Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 17
Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 17
Conservation not included in 2013 trek 17
 
11PonilIndian WritingsChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2013 trek 17
Western Lore / Branding included in 2013 trek 17
Horse Rides included in 2013 trek 17
Cantina Show included in 2013 trek 17
Cowboy Action Shooting included in 2013 trek 17
Archaeology not included in 2013 trek 17
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2013 trek 17
 
12Homebound Tent City Cowboy Breakfast included in 2013 trek 17
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track not included in 2013 trek 17