Compare 2020 Trek 26 to 2019 Trek 26


2020 description: 'This itinerary highlights much of the South, including high peaks and frequent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Take the short bus ride to the Webster Trailhead and hike to the brand new Arrowhead trail camp in the shadow of the iconic Tooth of Time. Your Ranger will train you on skills you will need for the rest of your adventure before taking you through Clarks Fork and up to Cyphers Mine where you can tour the Contention Mine, practice blacksmithing, gold panning and enjoy the famous Stomp. The following day will take you up to Sawmill where you reload .30-06 rifle shells and test your skills at the range. Begin your tour of Philmont's peaks with a hike along Thunder Ridge to Comanche Peak. Get your rest, enjoy the sunrise, and then tackle the highest peak in Philmont's South Country, Mount Phillips. On the way down, visit the fur trappers at Clear Creek for a tomahawk throwing competition before following the Rayado River to visit the Crooked Creek homestead. Your next day will take you through Apache Springs for 3D archery and a tipi tour before continuing to Lost Cabin trail camp. Hit the trail early to allow plenty of time to tour Rayado Lodge at Fish Camp and try to catch a trout in the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. After traversing the ridge trail high above the Rayado, a Search and Rescue mission awaits your crew at Carson Meadows. Tend to the chickens and goats at Abreu, and reward yourselves with a cold root beer at the cantina before heading to Bear Caves trail camp. Look for the Tooth of Time as you make your way to Miners Park, where you can climb the steep rocks under the guidance of Philmont's trained staff. Finally, head to Lovers Leap for your conservation project before climbing to the breathtaking view from atop the Tooth of Time. Take a few minutes to look back over how far your crew has come in the past 10 days before heading down the ridgeline to Base Camp on your last day to end this amazing adventure.'

2019 description: 'This itinerary highlights much of the South, including high peaks and frequent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Take the short bus ride to the Webster Trailhead and hike to the brand-new Arrowhead trail camp in the shadow of the iconic Tooth of Time. Your Ranger will train you on skills you will need for the rest of your adventure before taking you through Clarks Fork and up to Cyphers Mine where you can tour the Contention Mine, practice blacksmithing, gold panning and enjoy the famous Stomp. The following day will take you up to Sawmill where you reload 30-06 rifle shells and test your skills at the range. Begin your tour of Philmont's peaks with a hike along Thunder Ridge to Comanche Peak. Get your rest, enjoy the sunrise, and then tackle the highest peak in Philmont's South Country: Mt. Phillips. On the way down, visit the fur trappers at Clear Creek for a tomahawk throwing competition before following the Rayado River to visit the Crooked Creek homestead. Your next day will take you through Apache Springs for 3D archery and a tipi tour before continuing to Lost Cabin trail camp. Hit the trail early to allow plenty of time to tour Rayado Lodge at Fish Camp and try to catch a trout in the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. After traversing the ridge trail high above the Rayado, a Search and Rescue mission awaits your crew at Carson Meadows. Learn about wilderness first aid and SAR techniques before heading down to the Abreu homestead. Tend to the chickens and goats and reward yourselves with a cold root beer at the cantina before heading to Aquila trail camp. Look for the Tooth of Time as you make your way to Miners Park, where you can climb the steep rocks under the guidance of Philmont's trained staff. Finally, head up Shaefer's Pass where you can traverse the ridge line before climbing to the breathtaking view from atop the Tooth of Time. Take a few minutes to look back over how far your crew has come in the past 10 days before heading down the ridgeline to Base Camp to end this amazing adventure.'

Day2020 Trek 26 Campsite2019 Trek 26 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2Arrowhead Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 26
 
3Cyphers Mine  
4Sawmill Blacksmithing included in 2020 trek 26
Conservation not included in 2020 trek 26
 
5Comanche Peak Water included in 2020 trek 26
 
6Crooked Creek  
7Lost Cabin  
8Carson Meadows Fly Tying included in 2020 trek 26
 
9Bear CavesAguilaNew Mexican Homestead included in 2020 trek 26
Tour Abreu Homestead not included in 2020 trek 26
 
10Miner's Park Tie making included in 2020 trek 26
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2020 trek 26
 
11Tooth Ridge Conservation Project included in 2020 trek 26
Climb Shaefer's Peak not included in 2020 trek 26
 
12CHQ Homebound