Compare 2013 Trek 22 to 2012 Trek 25

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.'

2012 description: 'This program filled itinerary will give you an opportunity to visit some of Philmont’s finest meadows while you hike over Wilson Mesa, Baldy Mountain, Black Mountain, and Urraca Mesa! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, you’ll enjoy the hike to the top of Wilson Mesa which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Make your way down to Pueblano to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company where you will climb spar poles and cut cross ties as you relive the life of a logger in the 1920’s. Enjoy the hike up to Baldy Skyline where you will enjoy the cool crisp air at 9,000 feet for the night. Check out the gorgeous view and beautiful wildflowers at Ewells Park before trekking to Baldy Town. A two day stay at Baldy Town will give you the chance to climb Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic French Henry. Next, you will hike to Miranda where tomahawks and the booming sound of .50 caliber black powder rifles are sure to interest your crew. Enjoy hiking down the pristine meadow on your way to participate in initiative games and challenge events at Head of Dean. From HOD, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, where you will be able to review your Baldy ascent from one of several campsites with beautiful views of the Ute Park valley. You will then enjoy the hike across Deer Lake Mesa on your way to Webster Parks. There, you will rest easy as the wind blows through the aspen leaves. Tour Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, visit the Demonstration Forest, and brand your boots at Clark’s Fork before heading over Shaefer’s Pass to Miners Park. Challenge yourself and test your rock climbing skills before making your way to Aguila for the night. Your crew will be able to reflect on the journey as you look out into the Rayado River valley. Be sure to wake up early and watch the colors change 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” program, and a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

Day2013 Trek 22 Campsite2012 Trek 25 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
3Baldy Skyline Hike over Wilson Mesa included in 2013 trek 22
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2013 trek 22
4Black HorseBaldy TownConservation Project included in 2013 trek 22
Tour Historic Baldy Town not included in 2013 trek 22
5Black HorseBaldy Town 
6Head of Dean Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2013 trek 22
7Visto Grande  
8Clarks ForkWebster ParksChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2013 trek 22
Campfire included in 2013 trek 22
Western Lore / Branding included in 2013 trek 22
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 22
Demonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 22
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 22
Water not included in 2013 trek 22
9Miner's Park Horse Rides included in 2013 trek 22
Climb Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 22
Hunting Lodge Tour not included in 2013 trek 22
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2013 trek 22
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 22
Demonstration Forest not included in 2013 trek 22
Climbing Tower not included in 2013 trek 22
11Zastrow Cantina included in 2013 trek 22
Geocaching included in 2013 trek 22
12Homebound Tent City