Compare 2014 Trek 18 to 2013 Trek 18

2014 description: 'This trek is full of wonderful program opportunities, such as black powder rifles, spar pole climbing, and railroading at Philmont's newest staff camp… Metcalf Station! Start by camping at Cathedral Rock and hiking past the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Check out the Demonstration Forest, side hike Window Rock, and tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge before camping at beautiful Webster Parks for the night. On the following day, your crew will love the gorgeous downhill hikes through the lush Sawmill and Grouse Canyons! From there, your crew's journey to the North Country will pass through Upper Bench and Upper Dean Cow before spending two days at Miranda, where the mountain men will let you shoot their booming .50 caliber black powder rifles! Next, create your own mountaintop experience by summiting Baldy Mountain, checking out Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visiting historic Baldy Town. Hike over to Pueblano where you'll climb spar poles with the men of the Continental Tie and Lumber Company and enjoy an evening of entertainment at their Company Meeting Campfire. You will then have the chance to hike over gorgeous Wilson Mesa and on to Dan Beard for initiative games and challenge events that will solidify your crew’s cohesiveness! Be some of the first crews to hear the pinging of the hammer echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station. Tour the petroglyphs, learn about the Ancestral Puebloan people, and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department at Indian Writings before camping at Chase Canyon Camp for the night. Explore the historic Chase Ranch to cap off your trek! Next stop… Base Camp!'

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.'

Day2014 Trek 18 Campsite2013 Trek 18 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Cathedral Rock  
3Webster Parks  
4Upper Bench  
5Upper Dean Cow  
9Dan Beard  
10Metcalf StationCottonwoodRailroading included in 2014 trek 18
12Homebound Tent City