Compare 2019 Trek 33 to 2018 Trek 29


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!'

2018 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, gorgeous ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. Start off by seeing the world’s first confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Canyon. Tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. From there, head up to Metcalf Station and on to Cook Canyon for the night. Enjoy a long journey through the Valle Vidal as you hike up to Whiteman Vega. The next morning, you will be treated to a mountain bike ride on one of New Mexico's best trails. Learn about weather forecasting at Ring Place on your way to Iris Park. Head south towards Philmont and camp at Greenwood Canyon for the night. Review all of the ground you covered in the Valle from Baldy Mountain! Visit historic Baldy Town and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine at French Henry. Climb spar poles and cut railroad ties at Pueblano with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company. Your crew is sure to be entertained at their Company Meeting Campfire. Continue on to Ponil for conservation, Cowboy Action Shooting, branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, and a cantina show. Test your rock climbing and rappelling skills at Dean Cow. Reflect on your trip as you tour the Historic Chase Ranch. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2019 Trek 33 Campsite2018 Trek 29 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Camping Headquarters HBTrailbound Tent City 
2Hells fire CanyonIndian WritingsTour Historic Chase Ranch included in 2019 trek 33
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track not included in 2019 trek 33
Archaeology not included in 2019 trek 33
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2019 trek 33
atlatl not included in 2019 trek 33
 
3Chase CowCook CanyonRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2019 trek 33
Blacksmithing not included in 2019 trek 33
Railroading not included in 2019 trek 33
 
4CottonwoodWhiteman VegaMountain Biking not included in 2019 trek 33
 
5Beatty LakesIris ParkRailroading included in 2019 trek 33
Folk Weather Forecasting not included in 2019 trek 33
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 33
 
6Ring PlaceGreenwood CanyonAstronomy included in 2019 trek 33
Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2019 trek 33
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2019 trek 33
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 33
Low Impact Camping not included in 2019 trek 33
 
7Greenwood CanyonCopper ParkLow Impact Camping included in 2019 trek 33
 
8Baldy TownCopper ParkBlacksmithing included in 2019 trek 33
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2019 trek 33
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2019 trek 33
Mining History not included in 2019 trek 33
Assaying not included in 2019 trek 33
 
9Baldy TownPueblanoMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2019 trek 33
Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2019 trek 33
Side Hike Baldy Mountain included in 2019 trek 33
Blacksmithing not included in 2019 trek 33
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2019 trek 33
Evening Campfire not included in 2019 trek 33
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2019 trek 33
Mine Tour not included in 2019 trek 33
 
10PueblanoPonilContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2019 trek 33
Evening Campfire included in 2019 trek 33
spar pole climbing included in 2019 trek 33
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2019 trek 33
Cantina Show not included in 2019 trek 33
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 33
Conservation not included in 2019 trek 33
Cowboy Action Shooting not included in 2019 trek 33
 
11New DeanDean CowChallenge Events included in 2019 trek 33
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge included in 2019 trek 33
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2019 trek 33
 
12Camping Headquarters HB Tour Historic Chase Ranch not included in 2019 trek 33