Compare 2015 Trek 3 to 2014 Trek 3

2015 description: 'This program packed itinerary will give you all sorts of exciting options as you navigate through Philmont’s gorgeous Central and South Countries. At Harlan, your crew will learn how to reload shotgun shells before practicing their marksmanship at a scenic shooting range. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before hiking on to Lost Gap. From there, try several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito before side hiking Hidden Valley and Window Rock. Be sure to tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest. Depending on the weather, your crew may then have an opportunity to side hike the Tooth of Time from Shaefers Pass. Next, hike over Black Mountain for the view or hike the lush North Fork Urraca Creek for its beauty and multiple stream crossings. At Black Mountain Camp, post-Civil War Union Soldiers will welcome your crew and share their knowledge of living on the western frontier. You'll shoot .58 caliber black powder rifles and learn blacksmithing skills that were vital for the time period. Your crew will then head to Beaubien for horse rides, a chuck wagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Take the opportunity to side hike to Fish Camp on your layover day and leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Hike over Trail Peak to Crater Lake for spar pole climbing and camp at serene Bear Caves for the night. Enjoy the view from Aguila and cap off your trek with a wonderful Mexican dinner and root beer at Abreu. Hike through Zastrow for your final geocaching challenge. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2015 Trek 3 Campsite2014 Trek 3 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
3Lost Gap Conservation Project not included in 2015 trek 3
5Cimarroncito Conservation Project included in 2015 trek 3
6Shaefers Pass  
7Black Mountain  
8Beaubien Cowboy Campfire included in 2015 trek 3
Campfire not included in 2015 trek 3
10Bear Caves  
11Abreu New Mexican Homestead included in 2015 trek 3
Tour Abreu Homestead not included in 2015 trek 3
12Homebound Tent City Geocaching not included in 2015 trek 3