Compare 2013 Trek 5 to 2012 Trek 7


2013 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary in addition to seeing the best sunset on the Ranch at Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek starts by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Be the first to climb several new routes at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles at Clear Creek, shooting 3-D archery targets at Apache Springs, fishing at Fish Camp, and eating a nice Mexican dinner at Abreu will prepare you for the final leg of your journey to the Tooth of Time!'

2012 description: 'If your crew enjoys fishing cool and teaming mountain streams, this “Fishing Trek” will be a great choice! Feel free to bring your fishing equipment and purchase a license before fishing some of the best mountain streams you will come across. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado along the Santa Fe Trail before following the river up to Olympia and Abreu. Enjoy the Mexican homestead, root beer at the cantina, and a delicious Mexican dinner as you listen to the waters of the Rayado flow by before resting for the evening. Your next stop at Fish Camp will leave no questions unanswered as to why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Tour Waite’s historic fishing lodge and fish the Agua Fria all day on your way to Bear Canyon Camp. From there, you’ll be able to fish the Rayado all the way from Phillips Junction to Porcupine, and on to Clear Creek, where you will hear booming .50 caliber black powder rifles as you come into camp. The trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Drop down into Cypher’s Mine for the evening “Stomp” with Charlie’s musician miners. From there, you’ll be able to fish the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir, hike to Window Rock, and wrap up your trek on the Cimarron River. Keep cool by the rushing water and enjoy leisurely casting while you wait for your ride into Base Camp.'

Day2013 Trek 5 Campsite2012 Trek 7 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Olympia  
3Abreu Tour Abreu Homestead included in 2013 trek 5
Land Navigation / GPS Technology not included in 2013 trek 5
Mexican Homestead not included in 2013 trek 5
Geocaching not included in 2013 trek 5
 
4Fish Camp Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 5
Wilderness Medicine included in 2013 trek 5
 
5Bear Canyon Sweat Lodge not included in 2013 trek 5
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 5
Conservation not included in 2013 trek 5
 
6Porcupine  
7Clear Creek Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2013 trek 5
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2013 trek 5
 
8Cyphers Mine Climb Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 5
 
9Hunting Lodge  
10Deer Lake Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2013 trek 5
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2013 trek 5
 
11Cimarron River Fishing Opportunities included in 2013 trek 5
 
12Homebound Tent City