Compare 2012 Trek 23 to 2011 Trek 9


2012 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!'

2011 description: 'This challenging 51 mile trek combines great North Country programs and spectacular hikes. You'll summit Baldy Mt. at 12,441 feet, enjoy archaeology, see the world's only T-Rex footprint, learn Leave No Trace camping skills, blacksmithing, gold panning, and that's only the beginning. Your crew will then (after a hot shower at Baldy Town and a visit to the Trading Post) be off to Pueblano's Continental Tie and Lumber Company for spar pole climbing and the ·outrageous· company campfire! Finally, at historic Ponil, take horse rides, brand your boots (and other gear), and visit the cantina for root beer and a great evening program. Your last two trail meals are a mouth-watering chuck wagon dinner and a flap jack breakfast!'

Day2012 Trek 23 Campsite2011 Trek 9 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Cook CanyonOld CampConservation not included in 2012 trek 23
 
4Rich CabinsDan BeardHomesteading included in 2012 trek 23
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 23
Low Impact Camping not included in 2012 trek 23
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 23
 
5Pueblano RuinsRich CabinsContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 23
Evening Campfire included in 2012 trek 23
Homesteading not included in 2012 trek 23
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 23
 
6Copper ParkPueblano RuinsBlacksmithing included in 2012 trek 23
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 23
 
7Copper ParkBlack HorseSide Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2012 trek 23
Tour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 23
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 23
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 23
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 23
 
8Santa ClausBlack HorseSide Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2012 trek 23
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 23
 
9Devils Wash BasinBaldy SkylineWater included in 2012 trek 23
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2012 trek 23
 
10CimarroncitoPueblanoRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2012 trek 23
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 23
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 23
 
11Tooth RidgePonilTooth of Time included in 2012 trek 23
Water included in 2012 trek 23
Visit Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 23
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 23
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 23
Cantina Show not included in 2012 trek 23
 
12Homebound Tent City Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail included in 2012 trek 23
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2012 trek 23
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 23
Hike to not included in 2012 trek 23