Compare 2014 Trek 33 to 2013 Trek 33

2014 description: 'This is the only trek that will enable your crew to bag Philmont's triple crown… Baldy Mountain, Mt. Phillips, and The Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek by enjoying the view of Little Costilla from Sioux Camp. Pick up burros at Ponil and visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano where you will climb spar poles and be treated to the logger's Company Meeting Campfire. Drop your burros off and throw tomahawks at Miranda, before hiking to Ute Meadows. A two day stay there, will give you time to climb rugged Baldy, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Next, overcome difficult obstacles on the challenge course at Head of Dean. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande and camp at Martinez Springs for the night. Continue across the Bench to reload and shoot your own 12 gauge 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. Continue on to Comanche Peak Camp where you begin your final mountain challenge. Wake up early and watch the sunrise just east of Comanche Peak Camp, then side hike Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips. Return to camp, grab your packs, and hike over Big Red and Black Mountain. Shoot .58 caliber black powder rifles and learn to blacksmith at Black Mountain Camp where Post Civil War Settlers will greet you. Enjoy the hike down North Fork Urraca Creek and be sure to fill up all of your water bottles. Hike over Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time before your triumphant return to Base Camp!'

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.'

Day2014 Trek 33 Campsite2013 Trek 33 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
4Ute Meadows  
5Ute Meadows  
6Santa Claus  
7Martinez Springs  
8Lower Sawmill  
9Comanche Peak  
10Black Mountain  
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City