Compare 2013 Trek 32 to 2012 Trek 28


2013 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!'

2012 description: 'This wonderful trek will give your crew the chance to see the majority of Philmont as you do program in all three… the South, Central, and North Country! Enjoy the beginning of your trek as you venture along the rushing Rayado River. Stay at rugged Rimrock Park and drink a cool root beer at the Abreu cantina before making your way to Urraca. Once there, initiative games and challenge events will bring your crew together for the journey. That evening, you will be treated to music and some wild tales of Urraca’s haunted past at a campfire. Wake up early and take a 10 minute walk to Inspiration Point to look east for the sunrise and watch as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, make your way to Miners Park to test your rock climbing skills on several tough routes. Get plenty of rest and wake up early to side hike the Tooth of Time or eat a chuck wagon dinner and kick back at a cowboy campfire at Clark’s Fork. While there, enjoy branding your boots, honing your roping skills, and riding horses with incredible views of the mountains. You will then be off to visit the Demonstration Forest, Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge, and Window Rock. Look for the Villa Philmonte from Window Rock and view Mount Phillips to the west. Start your journey to the North Country and enjoy shooting the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles at Miranda. The wildflowers, pristine meadow, and spectacular views of Baldy Mountain you’ll see upon your arrival at Ewells Park will surely be a highlight for your crew. The two day stay there will enable your crew to visit historic Baldy Town, climb Baldy Mountain and explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine. Hike down the gorgeous drainage into the South Ponil on your way to climbing spar poles and cutting cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. Grab a glass of root beer at Ponil on your way to Indian Writings. There you will be able to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 AD. Cap off your trek with a visit to the world’s only known T-Rex track … its right here in the North Ponil Canyon!'

Day2013 Trek 32 Campsite2012 Trek 28 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent CityTrail Creek Turnaround 
2Rimrock Park  
3Urraca Mexican Homestead not included in 2013 trek 32
 
4Miner's Park  
5Clarks Fork Horse Rides not included in 2013 trek 32
 
6Upper BenchDevils Wash BasinHorse Rides included in 2013 trek 32
Water not included in 2013 trek 32
 
7Santa Claus Conservation included in 2013 trek 32
 
8Ewells Park Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 32
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 32
 
9Ewells Park Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 32
Tour Historic Baldy Town included in 2013 trek 32
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 32
Blacksmithing not included in 2013 trek 32
 
10ElkhornFlume Canyon 
11Dean CowIndian WritingsRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2013 trek 32
Hike over Hart Peak not included in 2013 trek 32
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 32
Archaeology not included in 2013 trek 32
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2013 trek 32
 
12Homebound Tent City Tyrannosaurus Rex Track not included in 2013 trek 32