Compare 2013 Trek 18 to 2012 Trek 16

2013 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.'

2012 description: 'This trek is full of wonderful program experiences and will give you a chance to bag rugged Baldy Mountain. You will start by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Master the climbing gym and make it around “the wall” before being the first to climb several new routes at Cimarroncito. From there, your pilgrimage to the North Country will begin as you make your way to shoot booming .50 caliber black powder guns and experience the mountain man rendezvous at Miranda. Next, create your own mountaintop experience by summiting Baldy Mountain, checking out Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visiting historic Baldy Town. Hike one of the beautiful drainages on your way to Pueblano Ruins and climb spar poles at the neighboring Continental Tie and Lumber Company. You will then have the chance to hike over gorgeous Wilson Mesa and then on to Dan Beard for initiative games and challenge events that will solidify your crew’s cohesiveness as you journey back home. Check out the fascinating Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs at Indian Writings before heading to Ponil for cowboy action shooting, boot branding, a chuck wagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast on your last morning.'

Day2013 Trek 18 Campsite2012 Trek 16 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Cathedral Rock  
3Webster ParksCimarroncitoHunting Lodge Tour included in 2013 trek 18
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 18
Water included in 2013 trek 18
Demonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 18
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2013 trek 18
4Upper Bench  
5Upper Dean Cow Conservation Project not included in 2013 trek 18
6Miranda Tomahawks included in 2013 trek 18
8PueblanoPueblano Ruins 
9Dan Beard Hike over Wilson Mesa included in 2013 trek 18
Low Impact Camping not included in 2013 trek 18
10Cottonwood Conservation Project included in 2013 trek 18
11Ponil Petroglyphs Tour included in 2013 trek 18
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2013 trek 18
12Homebound Tent City