Compare 2012 Trek 28 to 2011 Trek 29


2012 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!'

2011 description: 'This excellent itinerary traverses the length of Philmont - from the Rayado country at Rimrock Park to the top of Baldy Mountain, Philmont's highest peak at 12,441 feet. A side hike to the ever popular Tooth of Time is included or you may decide to have a chuck wagon dinner at Clarks Fork. Along the way, take time to develop your crew's teamwork at the Urraca challenge program, rock climb at Miners Park, and enjoy shotgun shooting and evening burro racing at Harlan as you head north across the Cimarron River for more fun. In the Baldy Mining district, be sure to visit the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda then catch gold fever at French Henry's Aztec Mine. Finish with a cool pitcher of root beer and an exciting evening show at the Ponil Cantina.'

Day2012 Trek 28 Campsite2011 Trek 29 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trail Creek TurnaroundTrailbound Tent City 
2Rimrock Park Water included in 2012 trek 28
 
3Urraca Cantina included in 2012 trek 28
Mexican Homestead included in 2012 trek 28
 
4Miner's Park Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 28
 
5Clarks Fork Horse Rides included in 2012 trek 28
 
6Devils Wash BasinHarlanTour Hunting Lodge included in 2012 trek 28
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2012 trek 28
Water included in 2012 trek 28
Visit Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 28
Burro Racing not included in 2012 trek 28
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge not included in 2012 trek 28
 
7Santa ClausVisto Grande 
8Ewells ParkSanta ClausFood Pickup included in 2012 trek 28
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 28
 
9Ewells ParkMirandaBlacksmithing included in 2012 trek 28
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 28
Side Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2012 trek 28
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 28
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2012 trek 28
 
10Flume CanyonMirandaContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 28
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 28
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 28
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 28
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2012 trek 28
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 28
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 28
 
11Indian WritingsFlume CanyonHike over Hart Peak included in 2012 trek 28
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 28
Archaeology included in 2012 trek 28
Tour Petroglyphs included in 2012 trek 28
Burro Packing not included in 2012 trek 28
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 28
 
12Homebound Tent City Tyrannosaurus Rex Track included in 2012 trek 28
Return Burros not included in 2012 trek 28