Compare 2013 Trek 27 to 2012 Trek 26


2013 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.'

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.'

Day2013 Trek 27 Campsite2012 Trek 26 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2AnasaziHouse CanyonWater not included in 2013 trek 27
 
3Old Camp  
4SiouxPonilChallenge Events included in 2013 trek 27
Conservation included in 2013 trek 27
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2013 trek 27
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2013 trek 27
Horse Rides not included in 2013 trek 27
Cantina Show not included in 2013 trek 27
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 27
 
5Pueblano Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 27
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2013 trek 27
 
6MaxwellBlack HorseTomahawks included in 2013 trek 27
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2013 trek 27
 
7MaxwellBlack HorseBlacksmithing not included in 2013 trek 27
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 27
 
8Black JacksNew DeanWater included in 2013 trek 27
 
9Harlan  
10Cimarroncito Hike via Grouse Canyon included in 2013 trek 27
 
11Upper Clarks Fork Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2013 trek 27
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 27
Water included in 2013 trek 27
 
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 27