Compare 2014 Trek 35 to 2013 Trek 35


2014 description: 'If your training hikes were a breeze, Philmont’s biggest challenge is the trek 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 exploring the Historic Chase Ranch and spending the night at Hellfire Canyon. Be sure to tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hiking up the North Ponil to Seally Canyon, where you will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. Bushwhack the north ridgeline on your way to tour historic Ring Place. From there, ride some of northern New Mexico’s finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department. View the entire Philmont skyline from one of the most beautiful meadows in the Valle Vidal, at the north end of McCrystal Creek. The next day, you’ll hike gorgeous Greenwood Canyon all the way to Copper Park. Be sure to explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine and learn gold mining, panning, and blacksmithing skills at French Henry. Your two day stay at Ewells Park will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain and tour historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking to Santa Claus. Continue south and pass through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clark’s Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and'

2013 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!'

Day2014 Trek 35 Campsite2013 Trek 35 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Hellfire CanyonHouse Canyon 
3Cottonwood  
4Seally Canyon  
5Whiteman Vega  
6Greenwood Canyon  
7Ewells Park  
8Ewells Park  
9Santa Claus  
10Deer Lake Mesa  
11Clarks Fork  
12Homebound Tent City