Compare 2012 Trek 26 to 2011 Trek 32

2012 description: 'This program filled trek hikes through all of the North Country, climb Baldy Mountain, and hike in to Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! You will also let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start off by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley. Watch a gorgeous sunset at House Canyon Camp and visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 AD at Indian Writings. You will stay at Old Camp before heading to historic Ponil where Cowboy Action Shooting will make its Philmont programmatic debut this summer. Ride horses, brand boots, test your roping skills, and eat a chuck wagon dinner and a cowboy breakfast before picking up burros and making your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. There, you will climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and enjoy the logger’s stories/music at their “Company Meeting” campfire. You will shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles on your way to Black Horse where your two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Hike to Head of Dean to participate in initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together as you continue your journey to New Dean. Enjoy camping at the site of an old sawmill, check out Black Jack’s Hideout, and head to Harlan to learn to reload your own shotgun shells before firing them at our scenic shooting range. Enjoy the hike to Cimarroncito, where you will be some of the first crews to rock climb several new routes this season. Test your climbing skills in the rock gym and see if you will be one of the few to make it all the way around “the wall.” Swing by Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork before your last night of camping at Upper Clark’s Fork. You will enjoy hiking rugged Tooth Ridge and climbing the Tooth of Time before making your way to Base Camp.'

2011 description: 'This super strenuous itinerary begins in the historic north country with stops at Indian Writings for archaeology before hiking over Hart Peak to PonHfor western lore, branding, and cantina. Relive the days of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company and enjoy the mountain man rendezvous prior to hiking Baldy Mountain (12,441 feet). Back in the central country, enjoy shotgun shooting, burro racing , and rock climbing. This trek concludes with a victory hike over the Tooth of Time.'

Day2012 Trek 26 Campsite2011 Trek 32 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2House Canyon Water included in 2012 trek 26
3Old Camp  
4Ponil Horse Rides included in 2012 trek 26
Climb Hart Peak not included in 2012 trek 26
5Pueblano Pick Up Burros included in 2012 trek 26
Campfire included in 2012 trek 26
6Black HorseMirandaReturn Burros included in 2012 trek 26
7Black HorseMirandaTour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 26
Mine Tour not included in 2012 trek 26
8New DeanBlack JacksChallenge Events not included in 2012 trek 26
Water not included in 2012 trek 26
10Cimarroncito Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 26
Conservation Project not included in 2012 trek 26
11Upper Clarks ForkPonderosa ParkDemonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 26
Campfire not included in 2012 trek 26
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 26
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2012 trek 26
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 26
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 26