Compare 2014 Trek 28 to 2013 Trek 28

2014 description: 'This program packed trek will enable your crew to see gorgeous sunsets, climb Baldy Mountain, and spend two days at Miranda! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek on the Santa Fe Trail with a tour of pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado. Be rewarded for your hike up the south side of Urraca Mesa by watching the sun sink into Rayado Canyon from Backache Springs! Climb spar poles and enjoy music and stories with the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Test your rock climbing skills at Miners Park and camp at Shaefers Pass. If you're up for the challenge, side hike the Tooth of Time and bag Shaefers Peak. Tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge and pass by Window Rock on your way to Visto Grande. Hike up Bear Canyon and work together to overcome all obstacles on the challenge course at Head of Dean. A two day stay at Miranda will give you an opportunity to shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, throw tomahawks, hike Baldy Mountain, and visit historic Baldy Town. Pick up burros and hike to Ponil where a chuckwagon dinner and cantina show will be a great cap to the night. Eat a cowboy breakfast and conquer your final mountain challenge, Hart Peak. Work with the Conservation Department on a project at Indian Writings and tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE. Finish your trek by seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! Next stop… Base Camp!'

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!'

Day2014 Trek 28 Campsite2013 Trek 28 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Backache Springs  
3Bear Caves  
4Shaefers Pass  
5Hunting Lodge  
6Visto Grande  
7Head of Dean  
11Indian Writings  
12Homebound Tent City