Compare 2015 Trek 26 to 2014 Trek 26


If your crew is interested in a mountaintop experience, this trek will enable you to climb 11,230 ft. Ash Mountain South or 12,584 ft. Little Costilla Peak in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. They are two of New Mexico's finest peaks! Start your experience by touring the historic Chase Ranch and spend the first night at Dean Heck Camp. Continue to Dean Cow for rock climbing and rappelling before camping near an old sawmill at New Dean. Next, challenge events at Head of Dean will bring your crew together and the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano is an additional treat. From there, hike over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins, where you will learn to homestead and be entertained by the musically talented Rich family. Work on a project with the Conservation Department and keep hiking north to the Middle Ponil Leave No Trace Camping Area where you will prepare for the biggest challenge of the trek. In June, climb Ash Mountain South, as Little Costilla is closed to the public for elk calving season. In July and August, climb Little Costilla or Ash Mountain… or both! Continue your trek to Windy Gap and safely navigate your way to the McCrystal Creek Leave No Trace Camping Area for an unparalleled view of the Philmont skyline. Hike east to Whiteman Vega where your crew will ride some of the finest mountian biking trails in New Mexico. Camp at Ring Place for the night and enjoy the astronomy program with no lights for miles. Help the staff at Seally Canyon with an important search and rescue mission and camp on the southeast side of the Beatty Lakes Leave No Trace Camping Area. Hike beautiful Abran Canyon towards Indian Writings and enjoy touring the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE. Be sure to stop by the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! Next stop… Base Camp!

Day2015 Trek 26 Campsite2014 Trek 26 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Dean HeckTurkey CreekTour Historic Chase Ranch included in 2015 trek 26
 
3New Dean Visit Black Jack Ketchem's Hideout not included in 2015 trek 26
 
4PueblanoPonilContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2015 trek 26
Challenge Events included in 2015 trek 26
Company Meeting included in 2015 trek 26
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2015 trek 26
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2015 trek 26
Cantina Show not included in 2015 trek 26
Food Pickup not included in 2015 trek 26
Cowboy Action Shooting not included in 2015 trek 26
 
5Rich Cabins Hike over Wilson Mesa included in 2015 trek 26
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2015 trek 26
Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 26
 
6Middle Ponil Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 26
 
7Middle Ponil Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 26
 
8McCrystal Creek Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 26
 
9Ring Place Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 26
Conservation not included in 2015 trek 26
 
10Beatty Lakes Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 26
Wilderness Medicine not included in 2015 trek 26
 
11Indian Writings Conservation included in 2015 trek 26
atlatl darts included in 2015 trek 26
 
12Homebound Tent City