Compare 2012 Trek 30 to 2011 Trek 33


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!'

2011 description: 'A well prepared crew can choose this 73 mile super strenuous trek that startsin the historic North Ponil where you will see the world's only known T-Rex track, visit century old petroglyphs, and follow the route of the old Cimarron and Northwestern railroad up to Whiteman Vega in the beautiful Valle Vidal. On your way, take time to participate in search and rescue training and wilderness medicine at Seal/y Canyon. After spending a night in beautiful Greenwood Canyon, you will spend two days at Copper Park which lends plenty of time to hike Baldy Mt., do blacksmithing, and explore a real gold mine. After visiting the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano, you will spend two days exploring Dean Canyon, highlighted by challenge events at Head of Dean and rock climbing at Dean Cow.'

Day2012 Trek 30 Campsite2011 Trek 33 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3CottonwoodOld CampLow Impact Camping included in 2012 trek 30
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 30
 
4Ring PlaceSeally CanyonAstronomy included in 2012 trek 30
Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2012 trek 30
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 30
 
5Whiteman Vega Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 30
 
6Greenwood Canyon Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 30
Historic Homestead not included in 2012 trek 30
 
7Copper Park Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 30
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 30
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 30
 
8Copper Park Tour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 30
 
9Pueblano Blacksmithing included in 2012 trek 30
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 30
 
10PonilUpper Dean CowChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2012 trek 30
Western Lore / Branding included in 2012 trek 30
Horse Rides included in 2012 trek 30
Cantina Show included in 2012 trek 30
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 30
Cowboy Action Shooting included in 2012 trek 30
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 30
 
11Dean Cow Cowboy Breakfast included in 2012 trek 30
 
12Homebound Tent City