Compare 2012 Trek 24 to 2011 Trek 28


2012 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.'

2011 description: 'here is an exciting itinerary that features two days of mountain biking at beautiful Whiteman Vega in the Valle Vidal (Valley of Life). Next, learn search and rescue techniques at Seally Canyon camp before hiking on to Dan Beard for the challenge course. Western lore, horse rides, chuck wagon meals, and the cantina show are fun activities at Ponil. Be sure to stop by the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano where you can climb spar poles and make a railroad tie with a broad axe. This itinerary also offers challenge events at Head of Dean, rock climbing at Dean Cow camp, and the all new geo-caching event at a new trail camp called Slate Hill Heck.'

Day2012 Trek 24 Campsite2011 Trek 28 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Old Camp Conservation not included in 2012 trek 24
 
4Seally CanyonWhiteman VegaLow Impact Camping included in 2012 trek 24
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 24
Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 24
Mountain Biking not included in 2012 trek 24
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 24
 
5McCrystal CreekWhiteman VegaFolk Weather Forecasting included in 2012 trek 24
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 24
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 24
 
6Dan Beard Low Impact Camping not included in 2012 trek 24
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine not included in 2012 trek 24
 
7Ponil Cantina Show included in 2012 trek 24
Cowboy Action Shooting included in 2012 trek 24
Cantina not included in 2012 trek 24
 
8PueblanoPueblano RuinsBurro Packing included in 2012 trek 24
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 24
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 24
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 24
 
9MirandaNew DeanMountain Man Rendezvous included in 2012 trek 24
Return Burros included in 2012 trek 24
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 24
 
10MirandaSlate Hill HeckSide Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2012 trek 24
Tour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 24
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 24
Low Impact Camping not included in 2012 trek 24
Geocaching not included in 2012 trek 24
Pick up GPS not included in 2012 trek 24
 
11Santa ClausDean CowRock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2012 trek 24
Return GPS not included in 2012 trek 24
 
12Homebound Tent City