Compare 2013 Trek 33 to 2012 Trek 27

2013 description: 'This trek will enable your crew to climb over Philmont’s two tallest peaks … Mount Phillips and Baldy Mountain! Drink a cool root beer at the Abreu cantina before resting by the banks of the Rayado River at Old Abreu Camp. You will have wonderful views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks as you hike along the south side of the Rayado all the way to Fish Camp. At Fish, you will come to understand why Waite Phillips used to love spending time at his quiet fishing lodge in the mountains. Walk and fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado just as our great benefactor did. Next, you’ll see several enormous Douglas fir trees and learn how the old homesteaders survived in the mountains at Crooked Creek. Enjoy hiking through the beautiful meadow on your way to another gorgeous camp at Wild Horse. Get an early start the next morning and shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles at Clear Creek before summiting Mount Phillips. Enjoy the downhill hike to Cypher’s Mine, where you will learn mining and blacksmithing skills before kicking back for a night of music with the staff at “The Stomp.” Hike beautiful Sawmill Canyon or the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek on your way to Deer Lake Mesa Camp. Continue your journey north to Head of Dean, where you will participate in initiative games and challenge events that are sure to bring your crew together. Next, you will climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano before hiking the South Ponil up to French Henry. Be amazed as you drop down into the pristine meadow at Copper Park. Your two day stay there will give your crew time to climb Baldy Mountain and visit historic Baldy Town before continuing your journey to Rich Cabins. Enjoy the evening entertainment, beautiful surroundings, and crisp air before moving on to Old Camp. Stop at Indian Writings to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 AD and cap off your trek by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley.'

2012 description: 'This program packed trek will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, hike up Sawmill Canyon, and hike into Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with a cool glass of root beer at the Ponil cantina before making your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. There, you will climb spar poles and be treated to an evening campfire or, as the loggers like to call it… their “company meeting.” Enjoy the hike to Miranda be delighted with the view that you encounter as you enter the wildflower filled meadow… Baldy Mountain is getting closer! A two day stay at Ute Meadows will give you time to shoot booming black powder rifles at Miranda, climb rugged Baldy, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Next, you will make your way to one of our new camps, Martinez Springs, before you reload and shoot your own your own shotgun shells at Harlan. The cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. Your stay at Cypher’s will be complete after an evening “Stomp” with Charlie Cypher’s mining crew. Make your way to the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, Clark’s Fork, and the Tooth of Time on your way to Base Camp.'

Day2013 Trek 33 Campsite2012 Trek 27 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
3Pueblano Cantina included in 2013 trek 33
4Ute Meadows Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 33
Tomahawks included in 2013 trek 33
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2013 trek 33
5Ute Meadows Tour Historic Baldy Town not included in 2013 trek 33
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 33
6Santa Claus  
7Martinez Springs Conservation Project included in 2013 trek 33
8Lower Sawmill  
9Comanche PeakCyphers MineWater included in 2013 trek 33
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 33
Stomp not included in 2013 trek 33
10Black MountainHunting LodgeMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 33
Blacksmithing included in 2013 trek 33
Climb Mount Phillips included in 2013 trek 33
Climb Black Mountain included in 2013 trek 33
Climb Big Red included in 2013 trek 33
Post Civil War Settlers included in 2013 trek 33
Climb Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 33
Hunting Lodge Tour not included in 2013 trek 33
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2013 trek 33
11Tooth Ridge Demonstration Forest not included in 2013 trek 33
12Homebound Tent City