Compare 2012 Trek 32 to 2011 Trek 34


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!'

2011 description: 'A well prepared crew can enjoy spectacular views as they ascend Philmont's loftiest peaks. A side hike to the Tooth of Time is an early feature followed by great program opportunities at Clear Creek. Then, it 's over Mt. Phillips and off to the North Country for an adventure to Baldy Mountain where on a clear day you can see four states! Learn Leave No Trace principles and enjoy the challenge events at Dan Beard. Last but not least, you will visit Indian Writings to enjoy century old petroglyphs'

Day2012 Trek 32 Campsite2011 Trek 34 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Lower BonitoShaefers PassContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 32
Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 32
 
4Homebound Tent CityPorcupineFishing Opportunities included in 2012 trek 32
Fly Tying included in 2012 trek 32
Fishing Lodge Tour included in 2012 trek 32
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 32
 
5Comanche CreekComanche PeakMuzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 32
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2012 trek 32
 
6Ute Springs Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 32
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 32
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 32
 
7Santa Claus  
8Ewells ParkBaldy TownMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2012 trek 32
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 32
 
9Ewells Park Blacksmithing included in 2012 trek 32
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 32
 
10Dan Beard Low Impact Camping not included in 2012 trek 32
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 32
 
11Indian Writings  
12Homebound Tent City