Compare 2014 Trek 25 to 2013 Trek 25

2014 description: 'If your crew enjoys GPS and land navigation, this GEOCACHING TREK is for you! Test your navigation skills on Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch. Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department set up a challenging course in rugged country with some of the most unique rock outcroppings and vistas that the southwest has to offer. We are challenging your crew to be the first to locate them all! Start your trek at Dean Heck Camp before bushwacking up Slate Hill to find the geocaches. Be amazed by the rock formations and if you pay close attention, you might even find a rock with Waite Phillips' initials (WP) carved into it! Spend the night where few other crews have the opportunity to stay at beautiful Slate Hill Heck Camp. Log your findings with the Harlan staff before learning to reload and shoot your own 12 gauge shells. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department on your way to Lost Gap. Next, hike through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock to Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. At Cyphers Mine, you will explore Charlie Cyphers mine and be entertained at The Stomp. Wake up early and fill up your water bottles as you ascend Mt. Phillips. The hike will be tough, but viewing Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley is something that your crew will never forget. Tomahawks and booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await your crew at Clear Creek. From there, camp at beautiful Bear Canyon and fish the banks of the Rayado Creek, just as Waite Phillips enjoyed to do at Fish Camp. Enjoy hiking down Rayado Canyon and help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. Get an early start to rock climb and rappel at Miners park before your final challenge… Tooth of Time!'

2013 description: 'This program filled itinerary will give you an opportunity to visit some of Philmont’s finest meadows while you hike over Wilson Mesa, Baldy Mountain, Black Mountain, and Urraca Mesa! Start your trek off with a cool root beer at Ponil before hiking up the Middle Ponil to Bent for the night. From there, you’ll enjoy the hike to the top of Wilson Mesa which has some of the best views of Baldy Mountain and the Valle Vidal to the north. Make your way down to Pueblano to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company where you will climb spar poles and cut cross ties as you relive the life of a logger in the 1920’s. Enjoy the hike up to Baldy Skyline where you will enjoy the cool crisp air at 9,000 feet for the night. Check out the gorgeous view and beautiful wildflowers at Ewells Park before trekking to Baldy Town. A two day stay at Baldy Town will give you the chance to climb Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour historic French Henry. Next, you will hike to Miranda where tomahawks and the booming sound of .50 caliber black powder rifles are sure to interest your crew. Enjoy hiking down the pristine meadow on your way to participate in initiative games and challenge events at Head of Dean. From HOD, you will continue your journey south to Visto Grande, where you will be able to review your Baldy ascent from one of several campsites with beautiful views of the Ute Park valley. You will then enjoy the hike across Deer Lake Mesa on your way to Webster Parks. There, you will rest easy as the wind blows through the aspen leaves. Tour Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, visit the Demonstration Forest, and brand your boots at Clark’s Fork before heading over Shaefer’s Pass to Miners Park. Challenge yourself and test your rock climbing skills before making your way to Aguila for the night. Your crew will be able to reflect on the journey as you look out into the Rayado River valley. Be sure to wake up early and watch the colors change as first light hits the plains. Enjoy the hike to Zastrow where your crew will test their land navigation skills on a great geocache course. Cap off your trek with a Dutch oven dessert, the “Rededication to Scouting” program, and a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s former home!'

Day2014 Trek 25 Campsite2013 Trek 25 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean Heck  
3Slate Hill Heck  
5Lost Gap  
7Cyphers Mine  
8Clear Creek  
9Agua Fria  
10Carson Meadows  
11Miner's ParkLover's LeapRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2014 trek 25
Bouldering Wall included in 2014 trek 25
Cantina not included in 2014 trek 25
New Mexican Homestead not included in 2014 trek 25
12Homebound Tent City