Compare 2013 Trek 30 to 2012 Trek 32


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!'

2012 description: 'This trek will give your crew an opportunity to climb most of Philmont’s peaks, hike over Wilson Mesa, and see the best sunrise the Ranch has to offer at Comanche Peak! Start your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap. You will then climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake before camping at one of our most beautiful trail camps… Lower Bonito. Head to Beaubien to brand your boots or 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 will learn how the old homesteaders survived living in the mountains. Next, view Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain from the top of Mount Phillips before stopping at Comanche Peak for the night. Be sure to wake up early and hike just to the north of Comanche Peak Camp, where you will be able to view one of the best sunrises in the southwest at just above 11,000 feet. Enjoy the beautiful hike down cool Sawmill and Grouse Canyons on your way to Ute Springs. Begin your journey to the North Country and hike up Bear Canyon on your way to Santa Claus. The booming .50 caliber black powder rifles will beckon you to Miranda before camping at Ewells Park for the night. A two day stay at the pristine meadow will enable your crew to summit rugged Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company before hiking over Wilson Mesa to Dan Beard. At Dan Beard, your crew will have a chance to participate in initiative games and challenge events that are sure to capitalize on the teamwork they developed during the trek. Your last stop will be at Indian Writings, where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 AD. Cap off your trek by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track … its right here in the North Ponil Valley!'

Day2013 Trek 30 Campsite2012 Trek 32 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap Hike via Lovers Leap included in 2013 trek 30
 
3Lower Bonito  
4Crooked CreekHomebound Tent CityHomesteading included in 2013 trek 30
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 30
 
5Comanche PeakComanche CreekHike over Mount Phillips included in 2013 trek 30
Hike over Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 30
 
6Ute Springs Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 included in 2013 trek 30
Sunrise East of Comanche Peak Camp included in 2013 trek 30
 
7Santa Claus Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 30
 
8MirandaEwells ParkChallenge Events included in 2013 trek 30
Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2013 trek 30
 
9MirandaEwells ParkBlacksmithing not included in 2013 trek 30
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 30
 
10Rich CabinsDan BeardEvening Campfire included in 2013 trek 30
Homesteading included in 2013 trek 30
Challenge Events not included in 2013 trek 30
 
11Old CampIndian WritingsArchaeology not included in 2013 trek 30
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2013 trek 30
 
12Homebound Tent City Tour Petroglyphs included in 2013 trek 30