Compare 2017 Trek 2 to 2016 Trek 2

2017 description: 'The ATV Rider Course and Trail Ride is a unique opportunity for crews choosing this trek! Start out by traversing across Lovers Leap and hiking to Urraca where you will be participate in crew building challenge events. Enjoy their campfire and rest well, but be sure to wake up for the sunrise at Inspiration Point. Be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time! From there, hike to Zastrow for a conservation project, followed by the chance to hone your land navigation skills. The following day, your crew will take the ATV Rider Course, which is administered by Philmont's All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute certified instructors. After completion of the training course, put your skills to the test on a specially designed ATV trail that is sure to be a memorable experience. Enjoy Dutch Oven Desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Program. Continue your trek by hiking to Abreu and beautiful Lower Bonito. Be sure to hike through Lookout Meadow and over Lookout Peak on your way to Fish Camp. You might even see the small elk heard that frequent the surrounding mountains. At Fish Camp, learn to tie flies and fish the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks, just as Mr. Phillips loved to do. Experience his fishing lodge while stepping back in time to the 1920's. From there, hike to Apache Springs where you will enjoy shooting lifelike 3-D targets and learning about the Jicarilla Apache. Continue to Buck Creek for the night, pick up food at Phillips Junction, and enjoy the walk along the Rayado Creek all the way to Clear Creek. Be ready to fully experience the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Hike over Mt. Phillips, before camping at Thunder Ridge and shooting .30-06 rifles at Sawmill. Camp at Lower Sawmill and enjoy hiking out through the Cimarroncita Ranch to the Ute Park Turnaround! Next stop… Base Camp!'

2016 description: 'This program intense itinerary will give you a chance to shoot shotguns and black powder rifles, ride horses, and climb spar poles! Camp at gorgeous Hawkeye Camp before reloading and firing your own shotgun shells at Harlan’s picturesque shooting range. Work with our Conservation Department on a new trail before camping at Aspen Springs. Then hike through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and past the Cimarroncito Reservoir before touring Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Enjoy the cool North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine where you will learn to blacksmith, mine for gold, and be treated to an evening of entertainment at the Stomp. Climb up and over Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips before reaching Clear Creek for the night. There, the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles will be a great end to your day (or start to the next)! Enjoy relaxing under enormous Douglas Fir trees and learning about how homesteaders survived in the mountains at Crooked Creek. You will then head to Beaubien to test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses down beautiful Bonito Canyon. Side hike to Fish Camp to tie flies and fish the same waters Mr. Phillips loved so much. Check out the B24 bomber wreckage on top of Trail Peak and continue on to Crater Lake, where the Continental Tie and Lumber Company will greet you. You will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and enjoy the loggers Company Meeting Campfire while overlooking the Tooth of Time. Enjoy the view at Aguila and drink a cool root beer at Abreu before being treated to the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony and a delicious Dutch Oven dessert! Tour western pioneer Kit Carson's home before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!'

Day2017 Trek 2 Campsite2016 Trek 2 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
4Zastrow Dutch Oven Dessert included in 2017 trek 2
Sunrise at Inspiration Point not included in 2017 trek 2
5Zastrow Dutch Oven Dessert not included in 2017 trek 2
6Lower BonitoLower BonitaTour Abreu Homestead included in 2017 trek 2
Hike over Fowler Mesa included in 2017 trek 2
Cantina not included in 2017 trek 2
New Mexican Homestead not included in 2017 trek 2
7Fish Camp  
8Buck Creek Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2017 trek 2
9Clear Creek Tomahawks not included in 2017 trek 2
10Thunder Ridge Climb Comanche Peak included in 2017 trek 2
11Lower Sawmill  
12Homebound Tent City