Compare 2012 Trek 20 to 2011 Trek 6


2012 description: 'Be one of the first crews to hike into beautiful Campos Canyon in the second year of our land use agreement with Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch. You will then hike through rugged country full of very cool and bizarre rock outcroppings on your way to rock climb at Dean Cow. Hike up Dean Canyon and then test your crew skills with initiative games and challenge course events at Head of Dean. From there, you will visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. You will be amazed to see Baldy Mountain so close when you enter the pristine meadow at Copper Park. A two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy and visit historic Baldy Town. The second half of this trek will take you into Greenwood Canyon and on to Rich Cabins where you will learn about homesteading in the Wild West. Head north into the Valle Vidal to incredible ponderosa pine forests and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Be sure to watch the sunset illuminate the sky and Little Costilla with thousands of colors from Beatty Lakes. Keep an eye out for other wildlife while hiking down Abran Canyon. Cap off your trip by touring the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… its right here in the North Ponil Canyon!'

2011 description: 'Be one of the first crews to hike into beautiful Campos Canyon on the Vermejo Ranch, a new property Philmont has permission to use from Mr. Ted Turner. Next, bushwhack over to Dean Cow for some very cool rock climbing and rappelling. Your crew will hike the entire length of Dean Canyon where the Dean Challenge program will help strengthen your crew. You will be on your way up to historic old Baldy Town. From the summit of Baldy Mountain at 12,441 feet, you will think you're on top of the world. The second half of this spectacular trek takes you into Greenwood Canyon and on to Rich Cabins, one of Philmont's most popular homesteading camps. Head north to Beatty Lakes in the Valle Vidal (Valley of Life) a great place to see elk and other wildlife. The last day finds you at Indian Writings where Anasazi Indians lived more than sixteen hundred years ago. Visit their excavated homes and see their ancient rock art. Finally, you hike on to the world's only known T-Rex track as you head into base for the victory campfire.'

Day2012 Trek 20 Campsite2011 Trek 6 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Campos Heck Low Impact Camping not included in 2012 trek 20
 
3Dean Cow  
4Head of Dean  
5Copper ParkBaldy TownGold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 20
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 20
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 20
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2012 trek 20
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 20
 
6Copper ParkBaldy TownTour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 20
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 20
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 20
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 20
 
7Greenwood Canyon Conservation not included in 2012 trek 20
 
8Rich Cabins  
9Iris Park Low Impact Camping included in 2012 trek 20
 
10Cook Canyon Conservation included in 2012 trek 20
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 20
 
11Indian Writings  
12Homebound Tent City