Compare 2014 Trek 19 to 2013 Trek 19


2014 description: 'If your crew is up for the challenge… they will enjoy every second of Philmont's CHALLENGE COURSE TREK! This trek will climb over Baldy Mountain, test your limits on the challenge course, provide an envelope of initiative games (and Leave No Trace games) to open trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! Begin by visiting the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano, where your crew will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and be entertained by the loggers at their Company Meeting Campfire before camping at Pueblano Ruins for the night. Enjoy hiking alongside the lush South Ponil Creek on your way to check out Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine at French Henry. Your two day stay at Baldy Town will enable you to climb Baldy and shoot black powder rifles at Miranda. Next, hike to Head of Dean to encounter your first challenge course experience! Upon completion of the course, your Crew Leader and Wilderness Pledge Guia will each be given an envelope of initiative games. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande and complete the first set of initiative games at Hawkeye Camp. Hike on and complete the Leave No Trace initiative games at Webster Parks. Be sure to check out Window Rock and take a tour of Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Your crew will then overcome another challenge when they test their rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following morning. Hike to Urraca Mesa to participate in advanced challenge course events and lead the staff through an initiative game or two of your own! Enjoy the evening campfire, but be sure to get your rest so you can wake up and watch the sunrise from Inspiration Point, before side hiking the Tooth of Time from Stockade Ridge Camp! The final challenge will be to overcome your fears at the High Ropes COPE Course!'

2013 description: 'If your crew is up for the challenge… they will enjoy every second of a new “Challenge Course” trek! This trek will climb over Baldy Mt, participate at challenge course camps, be given an envelope of initiative games (and Leave No Trace games) to open at two trail camps, and daringly master our high ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! The trek will begin by visiting the Continental Tie and Lumber Company, where your crew will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and be entertained by the loggers at their “Company Meeting” campfire. Be amazed at your proximity to Baldy Mountain when you enter the wildflower filled meadow at Ewells Park (en route Baldy Town and Ute Meadows). Your two day stay at Ute Meadows will enable you to climb Baldy, shoot black powder rifles at Miranda, explore the Aztec Mine at French Henry, and tour historic Baldy Town. When all that is complete, you will hike to Head of Dean to complete the first part of your challenge course experience. Upon completion of the course, your Crew Leader and Wilderness Pledge Guia will each be given an envelope of initiative games to complete while you are en route to Miners Park. There you will overcome another challenge when you test your rock climbing skills. The next day you will hike to Urraca Mesa to participate in some advanced challenge course events and where you will guide the staff through an initiative game or two of your own. The staff there will prep you on high ropes hard skills, communication, and safety. Next you will hike over Lovers Leap to the Stockade. On the last morning, your final test will be to conquer the high ropes at our Cope Course before returning to Base Camp.'

Day2014 Trek 19 Campsite2013 Trek 19 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean Cutoff  
3Pueblano Ruins  
4Baldy Town  
5Baldy Town  
6Head of Dean  
7Visto Grande  
8Hunting Lodge  
9Miner's Park  
10Urraca  
11Stockade Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City