Compare 2014 Trek 22 to 2013 Trek 22

2014 description: 'This very rugged itinerary is filled with program and will give you an opportunity to explore most of Philmont’s North, Central, and South Country! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa, which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Camp at Baldy Skyline and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before hiking to Miranda for .50 caliber black powder rifles. Be the only crews to camp at Black Horse while you conquer Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic Baldy Town. After your successful mountain ascent, hike on to Head of Dean to participate in initiative games and challenge events. From Head of Dean, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, through Hidden Valley, and by Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest before settling down at Clarks Fork for a chuckwagon dinner and cowboy campfire. Wake up early to ride horses and side hike the Tooth of Time before camping at Miners Park. You might have to choose one or the other due to time. The next morning you will be challenged to test your rock climbing skills before hiking to Aguila. Be sure to wake up early and watch the gorgeous sunrise as first light hits the plains. Enjoy the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a Dutch oven dessert, the Rededication to Scouting ceremony, and a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

2013 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.'

Day2014 Trek 22 Campsite2013 Trek 22 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
3Baldy Skyline  
4Black Horse  
5Black Horse  
6Head of Dean  
7Visto Grande  
8Clarks Fork  
9Miner's Park  
12Homebound Tent City