Compare 2019 Trek 4 to 2018 Trek 9


2019 description: 'Explore territories previously unknown to Philmont with this SUPER SOUTH itinerary. Hop off the bus with your Philmont Ranger at the Zastrow Trailhead and hike along the flowing Rayado River to Old Abreu trail camp. From Old Abreu to Crags Camp, you will hike through massive geologic strata representing ancient landscapes from oceans to volcanoes. As you pass through Carson Meadows incident command center, your group may be called upon to help in a search and rescue. Crags Camp is a unique spot off the beaten path, and the hike to Agua Fria follows the path of a river that has spent countless eons cutting the entire valley you see before you today. Pull over at Fish Camp and walk away with a handmade fly and try to catch a fish after touring Waite Phillips’ Rayado Lodge. From Agua Fria to Garcia Cow, you will be crossing through Apache Springs and over Philmont’s southern boundary. Be one of the first to experience the new Wildlife Conservation program and learn the teachings of Ernest T. Seton. Make your way to Clear Creek and throw tomahawks, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and learn from the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. The next day’s climb of Mt. Phillips is steep and an early start is needed to avoid afternoon weather. After summitting Philmont’s second highest peak, you will get a break as you bed down at Red Hills for the night. Next, choose your favorite route to Beaubien and take a load off when you get there - you earned it! Sit in a saddle, pass the time with western lore, enjoy a chuckwagon supper as big as the West, and get ready for a wild evening performance, YEE-HAW! After a long siesta, get down to earth with an authentic Philmont Conservation experience and as you leave Beaubien and take advantage of the rare opportunity to see a WWII B24 Liberator crash on Trail Peak. Stop by Crater Lake to work with the loggers, then off to Miners Park and try your hand at rock climbing. Finally, it’s all downhill from Miners Park to your final camp at Stockade Ridge. Get to camp early and maximize your available time for a side hike up the iconic Tooth of Time. Use this timeless monument for personal reflection upon the journey behind you and a clear vision of what’s in front of you. Next stop…Base Camp!'

2018 description: 'This 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. Your crew will help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission! Enjoy the hike to and view from the Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien where you will ride horses, enjoy branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War Union Soldiers and booming .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Begin a mountain challenge and side hike Black Mountain! Then hike over Big Red on the way to Red Hills Camp. 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. From there, enjoy Comanche Peak on the way to blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine. Drop your packs at Cimarroncito and head up to Window Rock for a conservation project. You'll have plenty of time to rock climb and visit the Demonstration Forest over the next two days. Get some rest and save your energy for the final challenge…the Tooth of Time!'

Day2019 Trek 4 Campsite2018 Trek 9 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Camping Headquarters TB  
2Old Abreu  
3Crags  
4Agua FriaBeaubienWestern Lore / Branding not included in 2019 trek 4
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 4
 
5Garcia CowBeaubien3D Archery included in 2019 trek 4
Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2019 trek 4
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 4
Wildlife Conservation included in 2019 trek 4
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2019 trek 4
Horse Rides not included in 2019 trek 4
 
6Clear CreekBlack MountainRocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2019 trek 4
Blacksmithing not included in 2019 trek 4
Hike over Black Mountain not included in 2019 trek 4
 
7Red Hills Hike over Mount Phillips included in 2019 trek 4
Hike over Big Red not included in 2019 trek 4
 
8BeaubienCyphers MineChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2019 trek 4
Evening Campfire included in 2019 trek 4
Western Lore / Branding included in 2019 trek 4
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 4
Stomp not included in 2019 trek 4
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2019 trek 4
Hike over Comanche Peak not included in 2019 trek 4
 
9BeaubienCimarroncitoEvening Campfire included in 2019 trek 4
Horse Rides included in 2019 trek 4
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 4
 
10Miner's ParkCimarroncitoContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2019 trek 4
Hike over Trail Peak included in 2019 trek 4
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 4
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2019 trek 4
 
11Stockade RidgePonderosa ParkRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2019 trek 4
Water not included in 2019 trek 4
Visit Demonstration Forest not included in 2019 trek 4
 
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to included in 2019 trek 4
Awards Campfire not included in 2019 trek 4
Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail not included in 2019 trek 4