Compare 2018 Trek 23 to 2017 Trek 23


2018 description: 'This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visiting the Historic Chase Ranch. From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cantina show before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Lower Sawmill for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Sawmill Canyon where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range are guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, the hike over Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Enjoy the downhill hike to Red Hills where cool spring water awaits after a long day! Climb Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge and fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail before hiking into Base Camp.'

2017 description: 'This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visiting the Historic Chase Ranch. From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cantina show before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Lower Sawmill for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Sawmill Canyon where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range are guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, the hike over Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Enjoy the downhill hike to Red Hills where cool spring water awaits after a long day! Climb Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge and fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail before hiking into Base Camp'

Day2018 Trek 23 Campsite2017 Trek 23 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Hells fire Canyon  
3Indian Writings  
4Ponil Hike over Hart Peak not included in 2018 trek 23
 
5Dean Cow  
6Harlan  
7Lower Sawmill  
8Whistle Punk  
9Red Hills  
10Hunting Lodge  
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City