Compare 2018 Trek 21 to 2017 Trek 21


2018 description: 'If your crew is interested in a MOUNTAINTOP experience, this trek will enable you to climb 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South or 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. They are two of New Mexico's finest peaks! Start your experience by touring the historic Chase Ranch and spend the first night at Dean Heck Camp. Continue to Dean Cow for rock climbing and rappelling. Next, challenge events at Head of Dean will bring your crew together. The Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano is a treat before your hike over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins, where you will learn to homestead and be entertained by the musically talented Rich family. Hike north to the Middle Ponil Low Impact Camp where you will prepare for the biggest challenge of the trek. In June, climb Ash Mountain South, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain… or both! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate your way to the McCrystal Creek Low Impact Camp for an unparalleled view of the Philmont skyline. Hike east to Whiteman Vega where your crew will ride some of the finest mountain biking trails in New Mexico. Stop by Ring Place and camp at Seally for the night. Help the staff at Seally Canyon with an important search and rescue mission and head down to Cook Canyon the next day. Lend a hand at the forge or hammer some spikes on the railroad at Metcalf Station, and continue on to Indian Writings for a look even further back in time, to when the Ancestral Puebloan people lived in this canyon. Work with the Conservation Department on a trail project and be sure to stop by the world’s first confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Canyon! Next stop…Base Camp!'

2017 description: 'If your crew is interested in a MOUNTAINTOP experience, this trek will enable you to climb 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South or 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. They are two of New Mexico's finest peaks! Start your experience by touring the historic Chase Ranch and spend the first night at Dean Heck Camp. Continue to Dean Cow for rock climbing and rappelling. Next, challenge events at Head of Dean will bring your crew together. The Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano is a treat before your hike over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins, where you will learn to homestead and be entertained by the musically talented Rich family. Hike north to the Middle Ponil Low Impact Camp where you will prepare for the biggest challenge of the trek. In June, climb Ash Mountain South, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain… or both! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate your way to the McCrystal Creek Low Impact Camp for an unparalleled view of the Philmont skyline. Hike east to Whiteman Vega where your crew will ride some of the finest mountain biking trails in New Mexico. Stop by Ring Place and camp at Seally for the night. Help the staff at Seally Canyon with an important search and rescue mission and head down to Cook Canyon the next day. Lend a hand at the forge or hammer some spikes on the railroad at Metcalf Station, and continue on to Indian Writings for a look even further back in time, to when the Ancestral Puebloan people lived in this canyon. Work with the Conservation Department on a trail project and be sure to stop by the world’s first confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Canyon! Next stop…Base Camp!'

Day2018 Trek 21 Campsite2017 Trek 21 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean Heck  
3Dean Cow  
4Head of Dean  
5Rich Cabins Food Pickup not included in 2018 trek 21
 
6Middle Ponil  
7Middle Ponil  
8McCrystal Creek  
9Seally Canyon  
10Cook Canyon  
11Indian Writings  
12Homebound Tent City