Compare 2018 Trek 20 to 2017 Trek 20


2018 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 at trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! After your first night on the trail, climb the spar poles at Pueblano on your way to Head of Dean. A two day stay at Ewells Park will enable you to climb Baldy and learn about mining history and assaying at Baldy Town. Next, hike back to Head of Dean to pick up your envelope of initiative games. Complete the first set of initiative games at Santa Claus on your way to Deer Lake Mesa Camp. Hike on and complete your conservation project near Window Rock before settling in near Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge for the night. Be sure to check out Clarks Fork before testing your rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following day. 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!'

2017 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 at trail camps, and daringly master the High Ropes COPE Course to top off the experience! After your first night on the trail, lend a hand at the Flume Canyon conservation project. Hike up the ridge to Elkhorn for 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Stop by Head of Dean the next day for your first challenge events. A two day stay at Baldy Town will enable you to climb Baldy and visit the Aztec Mine at French Henry. Next, hike back to Head of Dean to pick up your envelope of initiative games. Complete the first set of initiative games at Santa Claus on your way to Deer Lake Mesa Camp. Hike on and complete the Leave No Trace initiative games in Hidden Valley before settling in near Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge for the night. Be sure to check out the Demonstration Forest before testing your rock climbing skills at Miners Park on the following day. 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!'

Day2018 Trek 20 Campsite2017 Trek 20 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean Cutoff  
3Head of DeanElkhornContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2018 trek 20
Conservation not included in 2018 trek 20
 
4Ewells ParkBaldy TownFood Pickup not included in 2018 trek 20
Mining History not included in 2018 trek 20
Assaying not included in 2018 trek 20
 
5Ewells ParkBaldy TownFood Pickup included in 2018 trek 20
Assaying included in 2018 trek 20
Blacksmithing not included in 2018 trek 20
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2018 trek 20
Mine Tour not included in 2018 trek 20
 
6Santa Claus Advanced Challenge Events included in 2018 trek 20
pickup crew based challenge events not included in 2018 trek 20
 
7Deer Lake Mesa  
8Hunting Lodge Conservation included in 2018 trek 20
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2018 trek 20
 
9Miner's Park Western Lore / Branding included in 2018 trek 20
 
10Urraca  
11Stockade Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City