Compare 2013 Trek 29 to 2012 Trek 30

2013 description: 'This program filled trek will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain, camp near Black Jack’s hideout, and hike over the Tooth of Time! Start your trek with a cool glass of root beer at Ponil before making your way to Flume Canyon for the night. Climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano before heading over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins. At Rich, you will learn how the old homesteaders survived in the mountains and be treated to an evening of entertainment. Hike to Upper Greenwood where you will need to rest up before climbing to Copper Park and Baldy Mountain. From Copper Park, hike down to French Henry to learn blacksmithing skills and explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine. The next day, your crew will hike over Baldy Mountain with the option of carrying full packs… if you’re up for the challenge! Tour historic Baldy Town and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Hike to Black Jacks, but be sure to participate in initiative games and challenge events (that are sure to bring your crew together) at Head of Dean. Have fun exploring outlaw Black Jack Ketchum’s Hideout on your way to rock climb and rappel at Dean Cow. At Harlan, your crew will enjoy loading their own shotgun shells before testing their skills at our scenic shooting range. Your crew will be able to reflect on their journey at cool and luscious Lower Sawmill before hitting the trail and heading to Clark’s Fork. There, you will brand boots, test your roping skills, enjoy a Chuck Wagon dinner, and cap off the evening with a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early, fill your water bottles, and hit the trail towards Shaefer’s Pass and the Tooth of Time!'

2012 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, healthy ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. Start off by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track and tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings. From there, you will help our staff with a search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon before heading to Ring Place for astronomy and folk weather forecasting. Ride some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega and take an unparalleled opportunity to preview Baldy Mountain from the meadow on the north end of McCrystal Creek. Make your way south back to Philmont in time to review all of the ground you have covered from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine and historic Baldy Town. Climb spar poles and cut railroad ties at Pueblano with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company. Head to Ponil for Cowboy Action Shooting, boot branding, roping, a chuck wagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast at Ponil! Test your rock climbing and rappelling skills at Dean Cow. Then reflect on the program, beautiful scenery, and fellowship with your as you hike to the Heck Turnaround!'

Day2013 Trek 29 Campsite2012 Trek 30 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
4Ring Place Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 29
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 29
Historic Homestead included in 2013 trek 29
5Whiteman Vega Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 29
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 29
6Greenwood Canyon Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 29
Hike to included in 2013 trek 29
7Copper Park  
8Copper Park  
11Dean Cow  
12Homebound Tent City