Compare 2012 Trek 4 to 2011 Trek 15


2012 description: 'This program intense itinerary will give you a chance to see a sunset that few other crews will get to see at Philmont this summer … Backache Springs! Before reaching Backache, you’ll start by reloading and firing your own shotgun shells at Harlan’s picturesque shooting range. You will then be able to climb new rock routes at Cimarroncito before visiting Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Hike the Middle Fork to Lamberts Mine to rest up for the night; tomorrow will bring a mountain challenge. Climb up and over Big Red, Comanche Peak, and Mount Phillips before reaching Clear Creek for the night. There, the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles will be a great end to your day (or start to the next)! Follow the Rayado or hike over to Wild Horse for lunch before dropping down into one of our most remote staff camps at Crooked Creek. Enjoy relaxing under several enormous Douglas firs and learning how the old homesteaders survived in the mountains. You will then head to Beaubien to brand boots, test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses down beautiful Bonito Canyon. Check out the B24 bomber wreckage on top of Trail Peak as you hike to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie and Lumber Company will greet you. There you will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and enjoy the loggers’ “Company Meeting” at a spectacular campfire bowl overlooking the Tooth of Time. Be mesmerized as the sun fades behind Rayado Peak, Crater Peak, and Rayado Canyon on the final day of your trek. This special moment will be something your crew never forgets.'

2011 description: 'Splendid mountain vistas and exciting programs await your crew as you trek this south country loop. Interpretive history programs are highlighted at Crater Lake, home of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company where spar pole climbing is featured. Next learn about fly fishing and tour the beautiful Fish Camp Lodge. You will then be on to Beaubien for horse rides, branding and a chuck wagon dinner. At Crooked Creek you will learn homesteading skills and you may even get to milk a cow! Spend the night at Clear Creek on Day 9 and enjoy the Rocky Mountain Fur Company program and black powder riffe shooting. Your crew may elect to climb Mt. Phil/ips and Big Red. The last day brings a spectacular hike over the Tooth of Time into Base Camp.'

Day2012 Trek 4 Campsite2011 Trek 15 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 4
 
2Visto GrandeLover's Leap 
3HarlanUrracaBurro Racing included in 2012 trek 4
12ga Shotgun shooting and reloading included in 2012 trek 4
Conservation included in 2012 trek 4
Challenge Events not included in 2012 trek 4
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 4
 
4Aspen SpringsCrater LakeFood Pickup included in 2012 trek 4
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 4
 
5Lamberts MineBear CanyonTour Hunting Lodge included in 2012 trek 4
Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2012 trek 4
Fishing Opportunities not included in 2012 trek 4
Fly Tying not included in 2012 trek 4
Fishing Lodge Tour not included in 2012 trek 4
 
6Clear CreekBeaubienMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2012 trek 4
Rocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2012 trek 4
Climb Mount Phillips included in 2012 trek 4
Climb Big Red included in 2012 trek 4
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 4
Hike over Trail Peak not included in 2012 trek 4
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 4
 
7Crooked CreekBeaubienHomesteading included in 2012 trek 4
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 4
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 4
Horse Rides not included in 2012 trek 4
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 4
 
8BeaubienCrooked CreekCampfire included in 2012 trek 4
Western Lore / Branding included in 2012 trek 4
Homesteading not included in 2012 trek 4
 
9BeaubienClear CreekChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2012 trek 4
Horse Rides included in 2012 trek 4
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 4
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2012 trek 4
 
10Crater LakeRed HillsContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 4
Campfire included in 2012 trek 4
Climb Trail Peak included in 2012 trek 4
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2012 trek 4
 
11Backache SpringsPonderosa Park 
12Homebound Tent City Tour Kit Carson Home included in 2012 trek 4