Compare 2012 Trek 18 to 2011 Trek 12


2012 description: 'Your crew will climb mountains, overcome challenges, and enjoy the serene wilderness on this program packed trek. You will also see Philmont’s South, Central, and North Country. Start by passing Lovers Leap and hiking over rugged Urraca Mesa on your way to initiative games and challenge course events that will help create a cohesive crew at the beginning of your trek. You will then be able to check out a Mexican homestead, drink root beer at the cantina, and enjoy a Mexican dinner at Abreu. On your way to Beaubien, be sure to check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. At Beaubien, enjoy branding your boots, eating a chuck wagon dinner, taking part in a cowboy campfire, and riding horses down one of the prettiest canyons you’ll ever see. Bag beautiful Bonito Peak and Big Red or hike through Porcupine on your way to Comanche Creek. Booming .50 caliber black powder 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 from 11,736 feet will be an unparalleled reward. You will then make your way to Sawmill for .30-06 rifle reloading and firing at our world class shooting range. Enjoy the hike to pristine Vaca before rock climbing and rappelling at Dean Cow.'

2011 description: 'Fishing for trout in clear mountain streams and views ofmystic mountain peaks are highlights as you travel through Abreu, Fish Camp, and Crooked Creek. You will enjoy challenge events and the campfire at Urraca, a Mexican homestead with dinner and cantina at Abreu. Take time as you hike north to enjoy homesteading, Rocky Mountain Fur Company, .30-06 and 12-gauge reloading and shooting, and rock climbing before your last day's hike to Six Mile Gate.'

Day2012 Trek 18 Campsite2011 Trek 12 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Urraca  
4AbreuZastrowCantina included in 2012 trek 18
Mexican Homestead included in 2012 trek 18
Mexican Dinner included in 2012 trek 18
Land Navigation / GPS Technology not included in 2012 trek 18
Dutch Oven Dessert not included in 2012 trek 18
Rededication to Scouting not included in 2012 trek 18
 
5BeaubienLower BonitaChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2012 trek 18
Evening Campfire included in 2012 trek 18
Hike over Trail Peak included in 2012 trek 18
 
6BeaubienBuck CreekHorse Rides included in 2012 trek 18
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 18
 
7Comanche CreekCrooked CreekHike over Big Red included in 2012 trek 18
Hike Over Bonito Peak included in 2012 trek 18
Homesteading not included in 2012 trek 18
 
8Mt Phillips Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2012 trek 18
 
9Sawmill  
10Vaca Burro Packing included in 2012 trek 18
Burro Racing not included in 2012 trek 18
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge not included in 2012 trek 18
 
11Dean Cow  
12Homebound Tent City