Compare 2012 Trek 35 to 2011 Trek 35

2012 description: 'If your training hikes were a breeze and your crew is ready for Philmont’s biggest challenge, this trek is for you! Our longest trek covers it all, but will still provide your crew with many program opportunities. Be amazed by the beauty of the Valle Vidal, the height of Baldy Mountain, and the ruggedness of the Tooth of Time! Start off by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! Watch a gorgeous sunset at House Canyon Camp and wake up to visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people around 1300 AD at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hike the North Ponil up to Seally Canyon. Use your camping and first aid skills to help the Seally staff with a search and rescue mission that will bring your crew together. Bushwhack the ridgeline to the north for some gorgeous views on your way to tour historic Ring Place. From there, hit some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega. You will then have the option to view Baldy Mountain from one of the most beautiful meadows in the Valle Vidal, at the north end of McCrystal Creek, before hiking to Greenwood Canyon. The next day, you’ll hike gorgeous Greenwood Canyon all the way to Copper Park and Baldy Town. Your two day stay at Baldy Town will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and tour the historic mining town. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking over to Santa Claus. Your journey south will start there! Enjoy the vistas you will see as you enter Bear Canyon and enjoy reviewing your Baldy ascent from the north rim of Deer Lake Mesa. Enjoy the stay at Upper Bench before passing through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clark’s Fork. Be sure to brand your boots before leaving for Upper Clark’s Fork and the Tooth of Time!'

2011 description: 'Considered the super star of all itineraries this trek covers 103 miles. From ancient Anasazi villages through the spectacular Valle Vidal, into the far north country and down south to the Tooth of Time, you will see some of the best Philmont has to offer. Your route takes you past the world's only known TRex track and by ancient Indian writings along the roadbed of the famous Cimarron and Northwestern Railroad to the end of the line at Whiteman Vega. Turn south towards the Middle Ponil and hike along the stream where you will camp at the mouth of Greenwood Canyon. Camping at Visto Grande allows you to look towards the northwest for a breathtaking view of Baldy Mountain, you can say, "I climbed that!" Great programs at the Hunting Lodge include some home cooked biscuits and a visit to Philmont's forestry demonstration area. Finally, brand your boots and enjoy the western lore program at Clarks Fork before hiking in over the famous Tooth of Time.'

Day2012 Trek 35 Campsite2011 Trek 35 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2House Canyon Water included in 2012 trek 35
3Cottonwood Petroglyphs Tour included in 2012 trek 35
4Seally Canyon Low Impact Camping included in 2012 trek 35
5Whiteman Vega Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 35
Historic Homestead not included in 2012 trek 35
6Greenwood Canyon  
7Baldy Town  
8Baldy Town  
9Santa Claus Blacksmithing included in 2012 trek 35
Mountain Man Rendezvous included in 2012 trek 35
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 35
10Upper BenchVisto GrandeFood Pickup included in 2012 trek 35
11Upper Clarks Fork Campfire included in 2012 trek 35
Hunting Lodge Tour not included in 2012 trek 35
Demonstration Forest not included in 2012 trek 35
12Homebound Tent City Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail included in 2012 trek 35
Climb Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 35