Compare 2013 Trek 28 to 2012 Trek 21


2013 description: 'This wonderful trek will give your crew the chance to see the majority of Philmont as you do program in all three… the South, Central, and North Country! Enjoy the beginning of your trek as you venture along the rushing Rayado River. Stay at rugged Rimrock Park and drink a cool root beer at the Abreu cantina before making your way to Urraca. Once there, initiative games and challenge events will bring your crew together for the journey. That evening, you will be treated to music and some wild tales of Urraca’s haunted past at a campfire. Wake up early and take a 10 minute walk to Inspiration Point to look east for the sunrise and watch as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, make your way to Miners Park to test your rock climbing skills on several tough routes. Get plenty of rest and wake up early to side hike the Tooth of Time or eat a chuck wagon dinner and kick back at a cowboy campfire at Clark’s Fork. While there, enjoy branding your boots, honing your roping skills, and riding horses with incredible views of the mountains. You will then be off to visit the Demonstration Forest, Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, and Window Rock. Look for the Villa Philmonte from Window Rock and view Mount Phillips to the west. Start your journey to the North Country and enjoy shooting the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles at Miranda. The wildflowers, pristine meadow, and spectacular views of Baldy Mountain you’ll see upon your arrival at Ewells Park will surely be a highlight for your crew. The two day stay there will enable your crew to visit historic Baldy Town, climb Baldy Mountain and explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine. Hike down the gorgeous drainage into the South Ponil on your way to climbing spar poles and cutting cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. Grab a glass of root beer at Ponil on your way to Indian Writings. There you will be able to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 AD. Cap off your trek with a visit to the world’s only known T-Rex track … its right here in the North Ponil Canyon!'

2012 description: 'This program packed trek will give your crew a chance to sleep next to the waters of the Rayado River, climb Baldy Mountain, and shoot pistols at Ponil! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado along the Santa Fe Trail and follow the river to Rayado River Camp. Drink a cool root beer at the cantina and visit the Mexican homestead at Abreu before hiking up to one of our most beautiful trail camps, Bear Caves. Test your rock climbing skills at Miners Park and side hike the Tooth of Time if you’re up for the challenge. Tour Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge and pass by Window Rock on your way to Visto Grande. Participating in initiative games and challenge events at Head of Dean will bring your crew together. A two day stay at Miranda will give you an opportunity to shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, side hike Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Next, your crew will be able to spend the day with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. There you will climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and be entertained with music/stories at the logger’s “Company Meeting” campfire. Cap off your trek with Cowboy Action Shooting, boot branding, roping, a chuck wagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast at Ponil!'

Day2013 Trek 28 Campsite2012 Trek 21 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire included in 2013 trek 28
 
2Backache SpringsRayado River 
3Bear Caves Cantina not included in 2013 trek 28
Mexican Homestead not included in 2013 trek 28
 
4Shaefers Pass Continental Tie & Lumber included in 2013 trek 28
Bouldering Wall included in 2013 trek 28
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2013 trek 28
 
5Hunting Lodge Conservation not included in 2013 trek 28
 
6Visto Grande Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 28
 
7Head of Dean Conservation included in 2013 trek 28
 
8Miranda  
9Miranda  
10Pueblano Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2013 trek 28
 
11Indian WritingsPonilCantina included in 2013 trek 28
Hike over Hart Peak included in 2013 trek 28
Archaeology included in 2013 trek 28
Tour Petroglyphs included in 2013 trek 28
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2013 trek 28
Cantina Show not included in 2013 trek 28
Cowboy Action Shooting not included in 2013 trek 28
 
12Homebound Tent City Tyrannosaurus Rex Track included in 2013 trek 28
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2013 trek 28