Compare 2015 Trek 30 to 2014 Trek 30


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!

Day2015 Trek 30 Campsite2014 Trek 30 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Lower Bonito  
4Crooked Creek  
5Comanche Peak  
6Devils Wash Basin Food Pickup included in 2015 trek 30
Conservation included in 2015 trek 30
Water included in 2015 trek 30
 
7Santa Claus Food Pickup not included in 2015 trek 30
 
8Miranda  
9Miranda  
10Rich Cabins  
11Metcalf Station Blacksmithing included in 2015 trek 30
Evening Campfire included in 2015 trek 30
Food Pickup included in 2015 trek 30
Conservation not included in 2015 trek 30
 
12Homebound Tent City atlatl included in 2015 trek 30