Compare 2012 Trek 17 to 2011 Trek 25


2012 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!'

2011 description: 'Traversing nearly the entire length of Philmont, Itinerary 25 shoots right up the backbone of the Ranch. How exciting can that be? Along with many popular interpretive activities, this trek features a side hike to the famous Tooth of Time and a challenging Baldy Mountain summit experience. The Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Crater Lake, Waite Phillips' famous Hunting Lodge, a Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda, and burro packing are all great activities awaiting your crew. At Ponil take time to brand your boots and other gear with the famous Philmont Brand, visit the Cantina, and enjoy both a chuck wagon dinner and breakfast on your last days.'

Day2012 Trek 17 Campsite2011 Trek 25 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 17
 
2Rayado RiverOlympiaTour Kit Carson Home not included in 2012 trek 17
 
3AguilaBear CavesCantina included in 2012 trek 17
Mexican Homestead included in 2012 trek 17
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 17
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 17
 
4Miner's ParkShaefers PassRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2012 trek 17
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 17
Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 17
 
5Clarks ForkHunting LodgeChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2012 trek 17
Campfire included in 2012 trek 17
Western Lore / Branding included in 2012 trek 17
Horse Rides included in 2012 trek 17
Climb Tooth of Time included in 2012 trek 17
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2012 trek 17
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 17
Visit Demonstration Forest not included in 2012 trek 17
 
6Aspen SpringsVisto GrandeHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2012 trek 17
Conservation included in 2012 trek 17
Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 17
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2012 trek 17
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 17
 
7Visto GrandeHead of DeanFood Pickup included in 2012 trek 17
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 17
 
8Head of DeanMirandaChallenge Events included in 2012 trek 17
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 17
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2012 trek 17
 
9Miranda Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2012 trek 17
Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2012 trek 17
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 17
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 17
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2012 trek 17
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 17
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 17
 
10MirandaFlume CanyonClimb Baldy Mountain included in 2012 trek 17
Tour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 17
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 17
Burro Packing not included in 2012 trek 17
 
11Flume CanyonPonilBurro Packing included in 2012 trek 17
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 17
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 17
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 17
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 17
Return Burros not included in 2012 trek 17
 
12Homebound Tent City Return Burros included in 2012 trek 17
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2012 trek 17