Compare 2014 Trek 23 to 2013 Trek 23


2014 description: 'This intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start your trek by seeing the world’s only confirmed 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 artifacts left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings before camping at Horse Canyon for the night. Stop by Dan Beard to participate in initiative games and challenge events that will require your crew to work together. Next, you will learn how to homestead and be treated to an evening of entertainment at Rich Cabins. Be sure to enjoy the hike and views from Wilson Mesa while on your way to beautiful Pueblano Ruins. The hike up the South Ponil is beautiful! You'll learn to blacksmith at French Henry, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and be amazed when a beautiful view greets you as you walk down into Copper Park. Your two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, visit historic Baldy Town, and enjoy the cool evenings at 10,500 feet. In the following days, you will journey south to Santa Claus and help work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande Camp. Hike over Deer Lake Mesa and check out the new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Be sure to test your skills in the rock gym and on the climbing wall. Tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork for roping and branding. Continue on to Tooth Ridge Camp, and meet your final challenge… The Tooth of Time!'

2013 description: '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!'

Day2014 Trek 23 Campsite2013 Trek 23 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Cook Canyon  
4Rich Cabins  
5Pueblano Ruins  
6Copper Park  
7Copper Park  
8Santa Claus  
9Cimarron River  
10Cimarroncito  
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City