Compare 2013 Trek 35 to 2012 Trek 35


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!

Day2013 Trek 35 Campsite2012 Trek 35 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2House Canyon  
3Cottonwood  
4Seally Canyon  
5Whiteman Vega Folk Weather Forecasting included in 2013 trek 35
Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 35
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 35
 
6Greenwood Canyon Low Impact Camping included in 2013 trek 35
Hike to included in 2013 trek 35
 
7Ewells ParkBaldy Town 
8Ewells ParkBaldy Town 
9Santa Claus Muzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 35
Blacksmithing not included in 2013 trek 35
 
10Deer Lake MesaUpper BenchFood Pickup not included in 2013 trek 35
 
11Clarks ForkUpper Clarks ForkHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 35
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 35
Visit Demonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 35
 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 35