Compare 2014 Trek 30 to 2013 Trek 30

2014 description: 'This trek will give your crew an opportunity to camp at Philmont's newest staff camp… Metcalf Station! Climb tall peaks, hike over Wilson Mesa, and see the sunrise from Comanche Peak! Start your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap. Climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake before camping at beautiful Lower Bonito! Hike down to Fish Camp to tour Waite Phillips Fishing Lodge. Walk the banks of the Rayado all the way up to Porcupine and make your way to Crooked Creek for the night, where you'll be able to relax underneath huge Douglas Fir trees. Next, view Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley from the top of Mt. Phillips before stopping at Comanche Peak for the night. Be sure to wake up early and hike just to the east of Comanche Peak Camp, where you will be able to view one of the best sunrises the southwest has to offer. Shoot .30.06 rifles and enjoy the beautiful hike down cool Sawmill and Grouse Canyons on your way to Devils Wash Basin. Begin your journey to the North Country and hike up Bear Canyon on your way to Santa Claus. Work together to succeed on the challenge course at Head of Dean. Then, booming .50 caliber black powder rifles will beckon you to Miranda where you will spend two days. Summit rugged Baldy Mountain and visit historic Baldy Town on your layover day and work with the Conservation Department on a trail project near Baldy Skyline the following day. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins for evening music and stories of homesteading in the old west. Your last night will be at Metcalf Station where railroading, morse code, and blacksmithing come to life. Tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 CE at Indian Writings. Cap off 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 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!'

Day2014 Trek 30 Campsite2013 Trek 30 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Lower Bonito  
4Crooked Creek  
5Comanche Peak  
6Devils Wash BasinUte Springs 
7Santa Claus  
10Rich Cabins  
11Metcalf StationOld CampRailroading included in 2014 trek 30
Morse Code included in 2014 trek 30
12Homebound Tent City