Compare 2014 Trek 24 to 2013 Trek 24

2014 description: 'This trek is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities including, Baldy Mountain and The Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Listen to the Rayado Creek while falling asleep on the first night of your trek at Olympia. From there, stop by Zastrow for geocaching, and check out the cantina and Mexican Homestead at Abreu before camping at Aguila for the night. Be sure to wake up early and watch the colors change over the plains as the sun comes up. Make your way to Miners Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Be sure to get an early start and side hike the Tooth of Time from Shaefers Pass if you are up for the challenge or eat a chuckwagon dinner at Clarks Fork. Test your roping skills, kick back for a cowboy campfire, and ride horses on the following morning at Clarks. From there, visit the Demonstration Forest, tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, and hike by Window Rock on your way to Aspen Springs for the night. Continue north and participate in challenge course events that will encourage your crew to work together at Head of Dean. From there, enjoy working on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Baldy Skyline before camping at Ute Meadows for the night. Side hike Baldy Mountain, check out Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine at French Henry, and visit historic Baldy Town before listening to the sound of booming .50 caliber black powder rifles as you hike to Miranda on the following day. Test your marksmenship with the rifles and pick up burros that will help carry a portion of your gear to Flume Canyon. A cool root beer awaits your arrival at Ponil. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2013 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to camp where few other Philmont treks go, see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enjoy enormous grass filled vegas, hike through healthy ponderosa pine stands, and view the rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start off by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track and tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings. From there, you will help our staff with a search and rescue at Seally Canyon. You will then visit the historic Ring Ranch for some folk weather forecasting and head to Whiteman Vega to ride some of the best mountain biking trails in northern New Mexico. You will be the only crew that has a chance to camp alongside McCrystal Creek while you enjoy the unparalleled opportunity to preview Baldy Mountain from the northern meadow. Make your way south back to Dan Beard for initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together. Next, you will be off to enjoy Cowboy Action Shooting, boot branding, roping, a chuck wagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast at Ponil! The Continental Tie and Lumber Company will then welcome you to their camp at Pueblano. You will climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and enjoy the music/stories at the “Company Meeting” campfire. From there, head to the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda. You’ll shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, side hike Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. The last night at Santa Claus will give your crew special time to reflect on the journey and everything that they have accomplished together.'

Day2014 Trek 24 Campsite2013 Trek 24 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2OlympiaRayado River 
4Miner's Park  
5Clarks Fork  
6Aspen Springs  
7Hawkeye CampVisto Grande 
8Head of Dean  
9Ute Meadows  
10Ute Meadows  
11Flume Canyon  
12Homebound Tent City