Compare 2013 Trek 23 to 2012 Trek 23


This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! You will then be able to see the fascinating petroglyphs, archaeological sites, and fossils left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings. Participating in initiative games and challenge events at Dan Beard will bring your crew together before learning how the old homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Rich Cabins. Enjoy hiking over beautiful Wilson Mesa on your way to Pueblano to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company. You will climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and be treated to an evening of music/stories at the logger’s “Company Meeting” campfire before spending the night at Pueblano Ruins. Enjoy the hike up the South Ponil, learn to blacksmith at French Henry, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and be amazed when a beautiful view greets you as you walk into the meadow at Copper Park. Your two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, visit historic Baldy Town, and enjoy the cool evenings at around 10,500 feet. In the following days, you will journey south to Santa Claus and Devil’s Wash Basin, before arriving at Cimarroncito. Check out two new rock climbing routes and test your climbing skills in the gym and on “The Wall.” Visit Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge and stop at the Demonstration Forest on your way to Tooth Ridge Camp. A hike to the top of the Tooth of Time will complete the journey of a lifetime!

Day2013 Trek 23 Campsite2012 Trek 23 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Cook Canyon  
4Rich Cabins Evening Campfire included in 2013 trek 23
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 23
 
5Pueblano Ruins Hike over Wilson Mesa included in 2013 trek 23
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2013 trek 23
Evening Campfire not included in 2013 trek 23
 
6Copper Park  
7Copper Park  
8Santa Claus  
9Cimarron RiverDevils Wash BasinConservation included in 2013 trek 23
Water not included in 2013 trek 23
 
10Cimarroncito Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 23
 
11Tooth Ridge Western Lore / Branding included in 2013 trek 23
 
12Homebound Tent City