Compare 2020 Trek 33 to 2019 Trek 33


2020 description: 'This strenuous north country itinerary will take your crew through some of the most challenging terrain on Philmont while getting great program opportunities along the way. You will start off your trek at the Chase Trailhead where you can see what living on a ranch in the 1800’s was like at the Chase Ranch House. After your first night at Hells Fire Canyon, you will rock climb on some unique rock formations at one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps, Chase Cow. Enjoy the scenic hike to the North Ponil trail camp, but be sure to stop and help build a new railroad for the Cimarron and Northwestern Railway at Metcalf Station. Your crew will then venture onward to beautiful Beatty Lakes in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. Try your hand at challenge course events at Dan Beard before crossing over into the Valle, though! The next day, be ready to be engulfed by the scenic meadows of the Valle as you make your way through the incident command post at Seally Canyon. Don't search and rescue too long, as you will need to head to Whiteman Vega to complete your conservation project, and make the short hike to Ring Place to participate in folk weather forecasting and astronomy that night. After spending the following night practicing your low impact camping skills at Greenwood Canyon, your crew will make the ascent towards the historic Baldy Mining District. Hang your bear bags and side hike to the summit of Philmont's highest peak, Baldy Mountain, before you head down to Copper Park to set up camp for the night. After a night of rest, hike to French Henry to visit Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. Complete the loop to Baldy Town, where you will load up on food, shower, and learn more about the history of this former mining town. You can then look forward to your time with the loggers at Pueblano to participate in the Continental Tie and Lumber Company’s spar pole climbing, tie making, and company meeting campfire. The next day’s hike will take you through Head of Dean, but leave time for Santa Claus, where you can enjoy the new 12 guage shotgun range before heading to New Dean for your last night in the backcountry. The next day you will hike to the Ponil Trailhead to be picked up by the bus. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2019 description: 'This strenuous north country itinerary will take your crew through some of the most challenging terrain on Philmont while getting great program opportunities along the way. You will start off your trek at the Chase Ranch Trailhead where you can see what living on a ranch in the 1800’s was like at the Chase Ranch Museum. After your first night at Hells Fire Canyon, you will rock climb on some unique rock formations at one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps: Chase Cow. After a scenic hike to Cottonwood trail camp the following day, your crew will help build a new railroad for the Cimarron and Northwestern Railway at Metcalf Station. Your crew will then venture onward to beautiful Beatty Lakes in the Valle Vidal unit of the Carson National Forest. Be ready to be engulfed by the scenic meadows of the Valle as you make your way to the incident command post at Seally Canyon. Try your hand at some search and rescue exercises before hiking on to Ring Place where you will get to work on your conservation project, but also participate in folk weather forecasting and astronomy at night. After spending the following night practicing your low impact camping skills at Greenwood Canyon, your crew will make the climb towards the historic Baldy Mining District, where you will stop at Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine at French Henry. Complete the loop to Baldy Town, where you will have a two-day layover to make the triumphant summit to the peak of Baldy Mountain. Drop down off the mountain and head towards the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda and try your hand at tomahawks and Muzzle Loading Rifles. You will have earned a much-needed shower and night of rest after this day, but you get to look forward to your time with the loggers at Pueblano to participate in the Continental Tie and Lumber Company’s spar pole climbing, tie making, and company meeting campfire. The next day’s hike will take you through Head of Dean where you can participate in a sampling of the challenge course program, but leave time for Santa Claus, where you can enjoy the new 12-guage shotgun range before heading to New Dean for your last night in the backcountry. The next day you will hike to the Express Trailhead to be picked up by the bus. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2020 Trek 33 Campsite2019 Trek 33 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ TrailboundCamping Headquarters HB 
2Hells fire Canyon Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 33
Ranger Training not included in 2020 trek 33
 
3Chase Cow Bouldering included in 2020 trek 33
 
4North PonilCottonwoodRailroading included in 2020 trek 33
 
5Beatty Lakes Challenge Events included in 2020 trek 33
Railroading not included in 2020 trek 33
 
6Ring Place Conservation Project included in 2020 trek 33
 
7Greenwood Canyon  
8Copper ParkBaldy TownClimb Baldy Mountain included in 2020 trek 33
Blacksmithing not included in 2020 trek 33
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2020 trek 33
Food Pickup not included in 2020 trek 33
 
9Baldy Town Gold Mining & Panning included in 2020 trek 33
Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 33
Mining History included in 2020 trek 33
Assaying included in 2020 trek 33
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2020 trek 33
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2020 trek 33
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2020 trek 33
 
10Pueblano Tie making included in 2020 trek 33
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2020 trek 33
 
11New Dean Challenge Events not included in 2020 trek 33
 
12CHQ Homebound