Compare 2013 Trek 6 to 2012 Trek 18

2013 description: 'This program intense trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. You will start with a visit to pioneer Kit Carson’s home along the Santa Fe Trail. You will then hike along the gorgeous Rayado River to Rayado River Camp! You can then visit the cantina at Abreu and help our staff with a search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together at Carson Meadows. Hike west to the “Notch,” overlooking both Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the south side of Rayado Canyon. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. From there, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer at Apache Springs. You will learn how to homestead at Crooked Creek before heading to Wild Horse, which is guaranteed to be memorable as it is one of our most beautiful trail camps. Tomahawks, mountain living, and booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await you at Clear Creek. Seeing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain from the top of Mount Phillips will be something your crew will never forget. Head down to Beaubien for roping, boot branding, a chuck wagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Hike Trail Peak on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Enjoy the campfire and rest up for your hike to Lovers Leap and the Tooth of Time!'

2012 description: 'Your crew will climb mountains, overcome challenges, and enjoy the serene wilderness on this program packed trek. You will also see Philmont’s South, Central, and North Country. Start by passing Lovers Leap and hiking over rugged Urraca Mesa on your way to initiative games and challenge course events that will help create a cohesive crew at the beginning of your trek. You will then be able to check out a Mexican homestead, drink root beer at the cantina, and enjoy a Mexican dinner at Abreu. On your way to Beaubien, be sure to check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. At Beaubien, enjoy branding your boots, eating a chuck wagon dinner, taking part in a cowboy campfire, and riding horses down one of the prettiest canyons you’ll ever see. Bag beautiful Bonito Peak and Big Red or hike through Porcupine on your way to Comanche Creek. Booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley from 11,736 feet will be an unparalleled reward. You will then make your way to Sawmill for .30-06 rifle reloading and firing at our world class shooting range. Enjoy the hike to pristine Vaca before rock climbing and rappelling at Dean Cow.'

Day2013 Trek 6 Campsite2012 Trek 18 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
4Abreu Tour Abreu Homestead included in 2013 trek 6
New Mexican Homestead not included in 2013 trek 6
5Beaubien Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 6
6Beaubien Conservation Project included in 2013 trek 6
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 6
7Red HillsComanche Creek 
8SawmillMt Phillips30-06 Shooting/Reloading included in 2013 trek 6
Climb Mount Phillips included in 2013 trek 6
Climb Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 6
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2013 trek 6
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2013 trek 6
Water not included in 2013 trek 6
9Ute SpringsSawmillFood Pickup included in 2013 trek 6
30-06 Shooting/Reloading not included in 2013 trek 6
10HarlanVacaBurro Racing included in 2013 trek 6
12 Gauge Shotgun shooting/reloading - included in 2013 trek 6
Pick Up Burros not included in 2013 trek 6
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 6
11Dean Cow Bouldering Wall included in 2013 trek 6
12Homebound Tent City Hike to not included in 2013 trek 6