Compare 2023 Trek 12-17 to 2022 Trek 12-21


2023 description: 'This itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enjoy enormous grass filled vegas, hike through beautiful ponderosa pine stands, and view the rugged mountains to the North of Philmont! Start off at the Ponil trailhead and stop for a quick visit at Ponil before settling in for some Ranger training at Sioux Camp. Your next day has you heading to Dan Beard where you will be guided through a series of team building elements with your crew. You’ll enter the US Forest Service's Valle Vidal the next morning! Pass through remnants of the area’s railroading history and enjoy a good night's rest in the serenity of a remote trail camp in the Valle Vidal at Iris Park, which was the former site of Philmont’s mountain biking program in the 90s. Head down the canyon the next day to visit the historic homestead of the Rich Family. Help them tend to their garden and their animals and tour the well-preserved Rich Cabin. Their family gathering that night is not to be missed and will be a great opportunity to learn about the history and exploits of the Riches. From Rich Cabins, head up and over Wilson Mesa and back on to Philmont property to camp at Flume Canyon for the night and visit the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. at Pueblano the next morning. Here you will help make a railroad tie or learn how to use a crosscut saw. You’ll then head up to Head of Dean where your crew will be put to the test again on some more challenging team building events. Make your way to Baldy Skyline so you can set up camp and rest up before you continue your journey into the Baldy Mining District. Stop at Baldy Town as you make your way to Copper Park, and you can learn about the mining history of the area, and how to assay the value of ore while you are at it. If you have time, take a side hike to French Henry where you can tour the Aztec Mine, learn how to blacksmith, or pan for gold! Rest well at Copper Park, as the next morning brings you to the summit of Philmont's highest peak, Baldy Mountain. Enjoy the views of Eagle Nest Lake, Wheeler Peak, and the entire 360-degree panorama around you. It will take your breath away! From Copper Park you will head to Miranda for an authentic Mountain Man Rendezvous. Learn how to throw tomahawks, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and see some trade items on display in their trade tent! Enjoy your last night at Philmont with one of the best meadow views of Baldy Mountain before heading down to the Maxwell Trailhead for your bus pick up the next morning. Turn around and enjoy the view, you will be glad you did'

2022 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enjoy enormous grass filled vegas, hike through beautiful ponderosa pine stands, and view the rugged mountains to the North of Philmont! Start off at the Ponil trailhead and stop for a quick visit at Ponil before settling in for some Ranger training at Bent Camp. Your next day has you heading to Dan Beard where you will be guided through a series of team building elements with your crew. You’ll enter the US Forest Service's Valle Vidal the next morning, but sure to fill up with water before heading to Seally Canyon, though. After checking the weather forecast at Ring Place, head to Whiteman Vega, where you will get a chance to ride bikes on some of the area's best mountain biking trails. Get a good night's rest and enjoy the serenity of a remote trail camp in the Valle Vidal at Iris Park, which was the former site of Philmont’s mountain biking program in the 90s. Head down the canyon the next day to visit the historic homestead of the Rich Family. Help them tend to their garden and their animals and tour the well-preserved Rich Cabin. Their family gathering that night is not to be missed and will be a great opportunity to learn about the history and exploits of the Riches. From Rich Cabins, head up and over Wilson Mesa and back on to Philmont property to visit the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. at Pueblano. Help make a railroad tie or learn how to use a crosscut saw. Make your way to Baldy Skyline so you can set up camp. Rest up and continue your journey into the Baldy Mining District. Stop at Baldy Town as you make your way to Copper Park, and you can learn about the mining history of the area, and how to assay the value of ore while you are at it. If you have time, take a side hike to French Henry where you can tour the Aztec Mine, learn how to blacksmith, or pan for gold! Rest well at Copper Park, as the next morning brings you to the summit of Philmont's highest peak, Baldy Mountain. Enjoy the views of Eagle Nest Lake, Wheeler Peak, and the entire 360-degree panorama around you. It will take your breath away! From Copper Park you will head to Miranda for an authentic Mountain Man Rendezvous. Learn how to throw tomahawks, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and see some trade items on display in their trade tent! Enjoy your last night at Philmont with one of the best meadow views of Baldy Mountain before heading down to the Maxwell Trailhead for your bus pick up the next morning. Turn around and enjoy the view, you will be glad you did!'

Day2023 Trek 17 Campsite2022 Trek 21 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2SiouxBentWestern Lore / Branding included in 2023 trek 17
 
3Dan Beard  
4Iris ParkSeally CanyonLeave No Trace Training included in 2023 trek 17
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine not included in 2023 trek 17
 
5Rich CabinsWhiteman VegaCampfire included in 2023 trek 17
Homesteading included in 2023 trek 17
Food Pickup included in 2023 trek 17
Cabin Tour included in 2023 trek 17
Animal Care included in 2023 trek 17
Folk Weather Forecasting not included in 2023 trek 17
Mountain Biking not included in 2023 trek 17
Conservation Project not included in 2023 trek 17
 
6Flume CanyonIris ParkHike over Wilson Mesa included in 2023 trek 17
Low Impact Camping not included in 2023 trek 17
 
7Head of DeanRich CabinsCrosscut Saws / Tie making included in 2023 trek 17
Campfire not included in 2023 trek 17
Homesteading not included in 2023 trek 17
Food Pickup not included in 2023 trek 17
Cabin Tour not included in 2023 trek 17
 
8Baldy Skyline Challenge Events included in 2023 trek 17
Conservation Project included in 2023 trek 17
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2023 trek 17
Mine Tour not included in 2023 trek 17
Crosscut Saws / Tie making not included in 2023 trek 17
 
9Copper Park Food Pickup included in 2023 trek 17
Mine Tour included in 2023 trek 17
Assaying not included in 2023 trek 17
 
10Copper Park  
11Miranda Conservation Project not included in 2023 trek 17
 
12CHQ Homebound Conservation Project included in 2023 trek 17