Compare 2019 Trek 32 to 2018 Trek 35


2019 description: 'Explore Philmont’s rugged North country and the vast Valle Vidal on this strenuous trek. Start your adventure with a tour of the historic Chase Ranch house and spend your first two nights in Chase Canyon. Rock climb at Chase Cow Camp and camp at scenic Hells Fire and Chase Canyon trail camps. Admire the view from the ridge as you hike into Indian Writings to take a peek at the petroglyphs and help the conservation department build a sustainable trail. Head north into the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest to experience the incredible ponderosa pine stands and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Wake up with a morning bike ride through the beautiful Whiteman Vega before hiking through Ring Place to learn about weather and on to Seally Canyon for a search and rescue operation. Hike through the striking burn scar left by the 2002 Ponil Complex Fire and see how the land is recovering before making it to Dan Beard, where you and your crew will have to work together to navigate the challenge course. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Valle Vidal and Baldy Mountain. Continue south towards Pueblano where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will invite you to their Company Meeting Campfire. Join the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda before spending your layover at Ewells Park. Get your rest and wake up early to climb over Baldy Mountain, then drop into French Henry to explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. You’ll then make your way back down Flume Canyon before heading to Ponil to celebrate your trek with your crew and a cold glass of root beer! Don’t miss the bus, because your next stop is back to Base Camp!'

2018 description: 'If your training hikes were a breeze, Philmont’s biggest challenge is the trek for you! Our longest trek covers it all, but will still provide your crew with many program opportunities. Be amazed by the beauty of the Valle Vidal, the height of Baldy Mountain, and the ruggedness of the Tooth of Time! Start off by exploring the historic Chase Ranch and spending the night at Hells Fire Canyon. Be sure to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hiking up the North Ponil to Seally Canyon, where you will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. Bushwhack the north ridgeline on your way to tour historic Ring Place. Work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department. Then, ride some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega. Travel cross country all the way to Greenwood Canyon. The next day, you’ll hike the gorgeous canyon all the way to Copper Park. Be sure to explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine and learn gold mining, panning, and blacksmithing skills at French Henry. Your two day stay at Ewells Park will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain and tour historic Baldy Town. Take on the challenge course at Head of Dean before hiking to Santa Claus. Continue south and pass through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and a cowboy campfire on your last night, but get plenty of rest because your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!'

Day2019 Trek 32 Campsite2018 Trek 35 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Camping Headquarters TB  
2Hells fire Canyon  
3Chase CanyonIndian WritingsRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2019 trek 32
Archaeology not included in 2019 trek 32
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2019 trek 32
 
4North PonilSeally CanyonConservation included in 2019 trek 32
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine not included in 2019 trek 32
 
5Whiteman Vega Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 32
Conservation not included in 2019 trek 32
 
6Seally CanyonGreenwood CanyonFolk Weather Forecasting included in 2019 trek 32
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2019 trek 32
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 32
Low Impact Camping not included in 2019 trek 32
 
7Dan BeardEwells ParkChallenge Events included in 2019 trek 32
Blacksmithing not included in 2019 trek 32
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2019 trek 32
Mine Tour not included in 2019 trek 32
 
8PueblanoEwells ParkContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2019 trek 32
Evening Campfire included in 2019 trek 32
Hike over Wilson Mesa included in 2019 trek 32
spar pole climbing included in 2019 trek 32
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2019 trek 32
 
9Ewells ParkSanta ClausMountain Man Rendezvous included in 2019 trek 32
Tomahawks included in 2019 trek 32
Challenge Events not included in 2019 trek 32
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 32
Mining History not included in 2019 trek 32
Assaying not included in 2019 trek 32
 
10Ewells ParkDeer Lake MesaBlacksmithing included in 2019 trek 32
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2019 trek 32
Side Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2019 trek 32
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 32
Mine Tour included in 2019 trek 32
 
11Flume CanyonClarks ForkChuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2019 trek 32
Evening Campfire not included in 2019 trek 32
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2019 trek 32
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2019 trek 32
Visit Demonstration Forest not included in 2019 trek 32
 
12Camping Headquarters HB Western Lore / Branding included in 2019 trek 32
Hike to included in 2019 trek 32
Tooth of Time not included in 2019 trek 32
Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail not included in 2019 trek 32