Compare 2012 Trek 27 to 2011 Trek 24


2012 description: 'This program packed trek will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, hike up Sawmill Canyon, and hike into Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with a cool glass of root beer at the Ponil cantina before making your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. There, you will climb spar poles and be treated to an evening campfire or, as the loggers like to call it… their “company meeting.” Enjoy the hike to Miranda be delighted with the view that you encounter as you enter the wildflower filled meadow… Baldy Mountain is getting closer! A two day stay at Ute Meadows will give you time to shoot booming black powder rifles at Miranda, climb rugged Baldy, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Next, you will make your way to one of our new camps, Martinez Springs, before you reload and shoot your own your own shotgun shells at Harlan. The cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. Your stay at Cypher’s will be complete after an evening “Stomp” with Charlie Cypher’s mining crew. Make your way to the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, Clark’s Fork, and the Tooth of Time on your way to Base Camp.'

2011 description: 'Starting with the time-honored Philmont tradition of burro packing, this itinerary becomes a mountain climber's delight. After climbing Baldy Mountain, you will proceed south to hike some of Philmont's other major peaks including Mt. Phillips, Big Red, Black Mountain, and the Tooth of Time. Much of this itinerary will be spent hiking and enjoying the remote wilderness. Time permitting; you may participate in mountain man rendezvous, black powder rifle, Continental Tie & Lumber Company, western lore, including branding, and gold mining and panning. This trek will challenge even the most seasoned backpacker.'

Day2012 Trek 27 Campsite2011 Trek 24 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Sioux  
3Pueblano  
4Ute MeadowsBaldy Town 
5Ute MeadowsBaldy TownTour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 27
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 27
 
6Santa Claus  
7Martinez SpringsDevils Wash BasinConservation not included in 2012 trek 27
 
8Lower SawmillClarks Fork12ga Shotgun shooting and reloading included in 2012 trek 27
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 27
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 27
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 27
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 27
 
9Cyphers Mine .30-06 Rifle Shooting and Reloading included in 2012 trek 27
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 27
Mine Tour not included in 2012 trek 27
 
10Hunting LodgeRed HillsTour Hunting Lodge included in 2012 trek 27
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2012 trek 27
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2012 trek 27
 
11Tooth RidgeShaefers PassClimb Tooth of Time included in 2012 trek 27
Water included in 2012 trek 27
Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 27
Hike over Black Mountain not included in 2012 trek 27
 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 27