Compare 2014 Trek 31 to 2013 Trek 31

2014 description: 'This program filled trek will give you a chance to pass over Wilson Mesa, climb Baldy Mountain, and hike the Tooth of Time! Start your trek with a cool glass of root beer at Ponil before making your way to Flume Canyon for the night. Climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano before heading over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins. At Rich, you will learn how the old homesteaders survived in the mountains and be treated to an evening of entertainment. Hike to Upper Greenwood and rest up for your mountain challenge on the following day. Hike to the Baldy ridgeline, hang your smellables, and side hike the northern shoulder of Baldy Mountain to the summit! Return to your packs and continue on to Copper Park for the night. From Copper Park, hike to French Henry to learn blacksmithing skills and to explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine. The following day, tour historic Baldy Town and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Work on a trail project near Baldy Skyline with the Conservation Department and hike to Head of Dean for challenge events. Continue hiking and enjoy the view from Dean Skyline on your way to Elkhorn. Test your rock climbing skills at Dean Cow and enjoy reloading your own shotgun shells before firing them at Harlan's scenic shooting range. Your crew will be able to reflect on their journey at cool Aspen Springs before hitting the trail and heading to Clark’s Fork via Hidden Valley and Window Rock. Test your roping skills, enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, and cap off the evening with a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early, fill your water bottles, and hit the trail towards Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time!'

2013 description: 'If your crew is into GPS and land navigation, this “Geocaching Trek” is for you! Test your navigation skills in the Valle Vidal before geocaching your way into Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch. Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team set up a challenging course in rugged country with some of the most unique rock outcroppings and vistas that the southwest has to offer. Not one crew found all of the geocaches last summer. We are challenging your crew to be the first to locate them all! Start your trek at Sioux before participating in initiative games and challenge events at Dan Beard. From there, stop and help our staff with a search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. You can bushwhack north over the ridge directly to Whiteman Vega to ride some of the best mountain biking trails in northern New Mexico. Hike across the site of a 2009 prescribed burn on your way to the north end of McCrystal Creek. From there, you will be able to preview your trip to Baldy before taking part in the astronomy program at Ring Place for the night. Make your way back to Philmont and spend two days at Ewells Park where you will continue to be amazed by the wildflowers in the meadow and the view of Baldy. On the second day, you will have time to explore the Aztec Mine at French Henry, climb Baldy, and visit historic Baldy Town. Visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano to climb spar poles on your way to New Dean. Now for the geocaching… At Dean Cow, each crew will be given GPS units with the geocache locations entered into them. You will have a day and a half to find them all. Be amazed by the rock formations and if you pay close attention, you might even find a rock with Waite Phillips’ initials (WP) carved into it! Spend the night where few other crews have the opportunity to stay at Slate Hill Heck Camp. Hike back to Dean Cow to drop off your GPS units and to cap off your trek with rock climbing and rappelling! This trek has it all!'

Day2014 Trek 31 Campsite2013 Trek 31 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Flume Canyon  
3Rich Cabins  
4Upper Greenwood Canyon  
5Copper Park  
6Baldy Skyline  
8Dean Cow  
10Aspen Springs  
11Clarks Fork  
12Homebound Tent City