Compare 2013 Trek 4 to 2012 Trek 3


2013 description: 'This most challenging itinerary is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities and will give your crew the option of hiking all of Philmont’s central mountains… if you’re up to the challenge! You will begin your trek hiking along the beautiful Rayado Creek. Drink a cool root beer and learn about the Mexican Homestead at Abreu before spending your first night at Old Abreu. Next, your crew will help the staff at Carson Meadows with a high angle search and rescue! Enjoy the hike to and view from The Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending down to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien and enjoy riding horses, branding, chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. Work on a project with the Conservation Department before your crew faces a beautiful mountain challenge. Hike over beautiful Bonito Peak on your way to Red Hills. Be sure to hike all the way to the west side of Mt. Phillips for the best views of Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain. You will then continue your mountain journey over Comanche Peak, Big Red, and Black Mountain! At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War soldiers and booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. Enjoy blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine before spending two days at Cimarroncito. Hike through Hidden Valley, Window Rock, and the Demonstration Forest on your way to Upper Clarks Fork before you begin the final challenge… The Tooth of Time!'

2012 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary that still offers a night at Philmont's highest camp? Look no further. On the way to and after camping at Mt. Phillips, your crew can rock climb and rappel, shoot your own reloaded 30.06 shells, and do a 3-D archery program on your layover at Apache Springs camp. Fire the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, fly fish, climb spar poles, visit a Mexican homestead, and enjoy and outstanding campfire. By the way, there is also a delicious Mexican dinner and root beer in the Abreu Cantina..'

Day2013 Trek 4 Campsite2012 Trek 3 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Old AbreuOlympiaTour Kit Carson Home not included in 2013 trek 4
 
3CragsAbreuSearch & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 4
Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 4
Cantina not included in 2013 trek 4
Mexican Homestead not included in 2013 trek 4
Mexican Dinner not included in 2013 trek 4
 
4BeaubienLookout MeadowWestern Lore / Branding included in 2013 trek 4
Horse Rides included in 2013 trek 4
Rayado Lodge Tour included in 2013 trek 4
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 4
 
5BeaubienPorcupineChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2013 trek 4
Campfire included in 2013 trek 4
Climb Trail Peak included in 2013 trek 4
Conservation included in 2013 trek 4
Fishing Opportunities not included in 2013 trek 4
Fly Tying not included in 2013 trek 4
Fishing Lodge Tour not included in 2013 trek 4
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 4
 
6Red Hills climb Bonito Peak included in 2013 trek 4
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2013 trek 4
 
7Black Mountain Hike the "High Line" over Mt Phillips, Comanche Peak, Big Red & Black Mountain included in 2013 trek 4
Hike over Big Red not included in 2013 trek 4
Hike Over Bonito Peak not included in 2013 trek 4
 
8Cyphers MineClarks ForkGold Mining & Panning included in 2013 trek 4
Stomp included in 2013 trek 4
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2013 trek 4
Evening Campfire not included in 2013 trek 4
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2013 trek 4
Horse Rides not included in 2013 trek 4
 
9Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2013 trek 4
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 4
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2013 trek 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2013 trek 4
Conservation not included in 2013 trek 4
Visit Demonstration Forest not included in 2013 trek 4
 
10Cimarroncito Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2013 trek 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 4
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2013 trek 4
 
11Upper Clarks ForkLost GapDemonstration Forest included in 2013 trek 4
 
12Homebound Tent City Climb Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 4
Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail included in 2013 trek 4
Hike to not included in 2013 trek 4