Compare 2013 Trek 34 to 2012 Trek 33


2013 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.'

2012 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.'

Day2013 Trek 34 Campsite2012 Trek 33 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Old Abreu  
3Fish Camp Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 34
Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 34
 
4Wild Horse Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 34
 
5Wild HorseCyphers MineFood Pickup included in 2013 trek 34
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2013 trek 34
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 34
Stomp not included in 2013 trek 34
 
6Deer Lake Mesa Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 34
Visit Demonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 34
 
7Head of Dean  
8Copper Park Conservation included in 2013 trek 34
Blacksmithing not included in 2013 trek 34
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2013 trek 34
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2013 trek 34
 
9Copper Park  
10Rich Cabins Continental Tie & Lumber included in 2013 trek 34
Evening Campfire included in 2013 trek 34
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 34
 
11Indian WritingsOld CampHike over Hart Peak included in 2013 trek 34
Archaeology included in 2013 trek 34
Tour Petroglyphs included in 2013 trek 34
 
12Homebound Tent City Archaeology not included in 2013 trek 34
Tour Petroglyphs not included in 2013 trek 34