Compare 2012 Trek 22 to 2011 Trek 18


2012 description: 'This great itinerary will give you plenty of options for exciting program, bagging rugged mountains, and enjoying several of Philmont’s coolest canyons. Start by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. There, you will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and take part in the loggers’ “Company Meeting” at a most picturesque campfire bowl overlooking the Tooth of Time. From there, choose whether you want to hike up luscious North Fork Urraca Creek or if you are up for climbing Black Mountain on your way to Black Mountain Camp. Post-Civil War soldiers will welcome you to their outpost and show you how to shoot their booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. From there, swing by Beaubien to brand boots and test your roping skills on your way to Lookout Meadow. Be kind of quiet as you’re approaching the meadow so you can see the small herd of elk that often frequents the Lookout Meadow and the surrounding peaks. You’ll then head to Buck Creek before starting the uphill climb towards Mount Phillips. While the climb will be challenging, seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be something your crew never forgets. Drop down to Sawmill where our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. You will then hike down luscious Sawmill and Grouse Canyon on the way to Cimarroncito where several new routes are waiting to be climbed and rappelled by your crew. Visit the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork before climbing the Tooth of Time and hiking into Base Camp.'

2011 description: 'Two sets of layover days allow your crew to participate in lots of program on this 67 mile trek. The Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Crater Lake, where you actually climb tall spar poles with gaffs and a climbing belt, starts off your trek. There are two opportunities to shoot black powder rifles as you visit Black Mountain and Clear Creek camps. Western lore, complete with horse rides, branding, and a chuck wagon dinner, await your crew at Philmont's famous Beaubien. Side hikes to Trail Peak from Beaubien and Hidden Valley from Cimarroncito, as well as rock climbing and an opportunity to visit the Demonstration Forest, make this itinerary one of the most program packed!'

Day2012 Trek 22 Campsite2011 Trek 18 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Crater Lake  
4Black Mountain Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 22
 
5Lookout MeadowBeaubienEvening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 22
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 22
 
6Buck CreekBeaubienFishing Opportunities included in 2012 trek 22
Fly Tying included in 2012 trek 22
Fishing Lodge Tour included in 2012 trek 22
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 22
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 22
Hike over Trail Peak not included in 2012 trek 22
 
7Mt PhillipsPorcupineRocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2012 trek 22
Water included in 2012 trek 22
Homesteading not included in 2012 trek 22
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 22
 
8Upper SawmillMt PhillipsShooting/Reloading - .30-06 included in 2012 trek 22
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2012 trek 22
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2012 trek 22
Water not included in 2012 trek 22
 
9Cimarroncito Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 22
 
10Cimarroncito Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 22
Visit Demonstration Forest not included in 2012 trek 22
 
11Tooth Ridge Visit Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 22
 
12Homebound Tent City Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail included in 2012 trek 22