Compare 2018 Trek 18 to 2017 Trek 18


2018 description: 'This rugged itinerary is filled with program and will give you an opportunity to explore most of Philmont’s North, Central, and South Country! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa, which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal. Camp at Pueblano Ruins before hiking for blacksmithing, gold panning, and tour of the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Camp at Black Horse while you conquer Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic Baldy Town. After your successful mountain ascent, hike through Miranda for the Mountain Man Rendezvous on your way to Head of Dean. After challenge events and a good night's rest, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, through Hidden Valley, and by Window Rock. After a visit to the Demonstration Forest, relax with a chuckwagon dinner at Clarks Fork. Ensure the future of hiking at Philmont with the Conservation Department on a trail project near Crater Lake and camp at Bear Caves. Enjoy the view from Aguila and the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a dutch oven dessert, the Rededication to Scouting ceremony, and a tour of rugged pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

2017 description: 'This rugged itinerary is filled with program and will give you an opportunity to explore most of Philmont’s North, Central, and South Country! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa, which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Camp at Pueblano Ruins before hiking for blacksmithing, gold panning, and tour of the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Camp at Black Horse while you conquer Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic Baldy Town. After your successful mountain ascent, hike through Miranda for the Mountain Man Rendezvous on your way to Head of Dean. After challenge events and a good night's rest, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, through Hidden Valley, and by Window Rock. After a visit to the Demonstration Forest, relax with a chuckwagon dinner at Clarks Fork. Spending the night at Ponderosa Park will help your crew get to Miners Park early enough for rock climbing and rappelling. Ensure the future of hiking at Philmont with the Conservation Department on a trail project near Crater Lake and camp at Bear Caves. Enjoy the view from Aguila and the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a dutch oven dessert, the Rededication to Scouting ceremony, and a tour of rugged pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

Day2018 Trek 18 Campsite2017 Trek 18 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Bent  
3Pueblano Ruins  
4Black Horse  
5Black Horse  
6Head of Dean  
7Visto Grande  
8Clarks ForkPonderosa ParkEvening Campfire included in 2018 trek 18
Food Pickup included in 2018 trek 18
 
9Miner's Park Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2018 trek 18
 
10Bear Caves Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2018 trek 18
 
11Zastrow Tour Abreu Homestead included in 2018 trek 18
Mexican Homestead not included in 2018 trek 18
 
12Homebound Tent City