Compare 2015 Trek 22 to 2014 Trek 22


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!

Day2015 Trek 22 Campsite2014 Trek 22 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Bent  
3Baldy Skyline  
4Black Horse Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2015 trek 22
Conservation not included in 2015 trek 22
 
5Black Horse  
6Head of Dean Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2015 trek 22
 
7Visto Grande  
8Clarks Fork Food Pickup included in 2015 trek 22
Cowboy Campfire included in 2015 trek 22
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 22
 
9Miner's Park  
10Bear CavesAguilaFood Pickup included in 2015 trek 22
Conservation included in 2015 trek 22
 
11Zastrow  
12Homebound Tent City