Compare 2012 Trek 34 to 2011 Trek 31


2012 description: 'This one of a kind trek will give your crew a chance to see almost all of Philmont in one trip! Begin your trek by refreshing your land navigation skills on the geocache course at Zastrow. After completing the course, be one of the few crews to enjoy the sunset at Toothache Springs! From there, work together and use your camping and first aid skills to help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. Enjoy the view of the pristine meadow and the Tooth of Time from the front porch swing. You will then understand why Waite Phillips enjoyed spending time at his fishing lodge while you fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado at Fish Camp. Learn to tie flies and catch fish before hiking on to Agua Fria Camp. From Agua Fria, you will enjoy the hike to Black Mountain Camp where post-Civil War soldiers will let you shoot their booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. Wake up early and climb Black Mountain, visit the Demonstration Forest, and hike by Window Rock on your way to Deer Lake Mesa Camp. Your next day will have a gorgeous view of the Ute Valley and Baldy Mountain from Visto Grande before you continue your journey to the North Country and Baldy Skyline. A two day stay at Baldy Town will give you a chance to throw tomahawks at Miranda, climb Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour the historic mining town. Recap your mountaintop experience with a gorgeous view at Ewells Park on your way to climb spar poles and cut railroad ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. From there, the hike to Elkhorn will give you views of Little Costilla, the Culebra Range, and the Spanish Peaks to the north. Test your rock climbing skills at Dean Cow before hiking past unique rock outcroppings and reflecting on the journey at Dean Heck Camp.'

2011 description: 'A well prepared and physically fil crew will absolutely love this trek as il makes a giant loop up in the North Country. Start with learning to make 12-gauge shotgun shells at Harlan . . . yes, you do get 10 shoot them! Two days at Baldy Town gives your crew ample time to summillhe peak at 12,441 feet, as well as taking in exciting programs such as gold panning & mining, blacksmithing, and black powder rifle shooting. Head of Dean camp brings you fun on the challenge course as Ihe crew tries to get everyone "over the wall". Ponil is the home of the Phillurn Rocky Mounlain Scoul Camp as Philmont was first called and offers horseback riding, branding, a cantina show, and chuck wagon dinner and breakfast. Your final backcounlry experience is climbing the sandstone cliffs at Dean Cow's rock climbing camp.'

Day2012 Trek 34 Campsite2011 Trek 31 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Toothache SpringsUte SpringsLand Navigation / GPS Technology included in 2012 trek 34
Geocaching included in 2012 trek 34
 
3Carson MeadowsHarlanCantina included in 2012 trek 34
Mexican Homestead included in 2012 trek 34
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 34
Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 34
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge not included in 2012 trek 34
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 34
 
4Agua FriaTurkey CreekFishing Opportunities included in 2012 trek 34
Fly Tying included in 2012 trek 34
Rayado Lodge Tour included in 2012 trek 34
 
5Black MountainBaldy TownBlacksmithing included in 2012 trek 34
Post Civil War Settlers included in 2012 trek 34
Mountain Man Rendezvous not included in 2012 trek 34
 
6Deer Lake MesaBaldy TownHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2012 trek 34
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 34
Climb Black Mountain included in 2012 trek 34
Demonstration Forest included in 2012 trek 34
Blacksmithing not included in 2012 trek 34
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2012 trek 34
Side Hike Baldy Mountain not included in 2012 trek 34
 
7Baldy SkylineHead of DeanChallenge Events not included in 2012 trek 34
 
8Baldy TownPonilMountain Man Rendezvous included in 2012 trek 34
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 34
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 34
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 34
Cantina Show not included in 2012 trek 34
 
9Baldy TownNew DeanGold Mining & Panning included in 2012 trek 34
Climb Baldy Mountain included in 2012 trek 34
Tour Historic Baldy Town included in 2012 trek 34
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 34
Conservation included in 2012 trek 34
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2012 trek 34
 
10ElkhornDean CowContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 34
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2012 trek 34
 
11Dean Heck Low Impact Camping included in 2012 trek 34
Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2012 trek 34
 
12Homebound Tent City