Compare 2012 Trek 6 to 2011 Trek 8


2012 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!'

2011 description: 'This trek through Philmont's south country offers many varied and interesting programs including the opportunity to fish in clear mountain streams. A two day layover at Apache Springs provides time to view a replica of a Jicarilla Apache Indian village and learn about their lifestyle. Crews will also enjoy 3D archery, homesteading, rock climbing, Rocky Mountain Fur Company, black powder rifle, western lore, and branding. Your last night is spent at Clarks Fork before a victory hike to Base Camp over the Tooth of Time.'

Day2012 Trek 6 Campsite2011 Trek 8 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Rayado River Tour Kit Carson Home not included in 2012 trek 6
 
3CragsToothache SpringsCantina included in 2012 trek 6
Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 6
Wilderness Medicine included in 2012 trek 6
 
4Apache SpringsMiner's ParkFishing Opportunities included in 2012 trek 6
Fly Tying included in 2012 trek 6
Rayado Lodge Tour included in 2012 trek 6
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 6
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2012 trek 6
 
5Apache SpringsLookout Meadow3D Archery included in 2012 trek 6
Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2012 trek 6
Sweat Lodge included in 2012 trek 6
Conservation included in 2012 trek 6
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2012 trek 6
 
6Wild HorseApache SpringsHomesteading included in 2012 trek 6
Fishing Opportunities not included in 2012 trek 6
Fly Tying not included in 2012 trek 6
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2012 trek 6
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 6
 
7Clear CreekApache SpringsMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2012 trek 6
Rocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2012 trek 6
3D Archery not included in 2012 trek 6
Sweat Lodge not included in 2012 trek 6
Corn Grinding not included in 2012 trek 6
Conservation not included in 2012 trek 6
 
8Red HillsComanche CreekClimb Mount Phillips included in 2012 trek 6
Homesteading not included in 2012 trek 6
Food Pickup not included in 2012 trek 6
 
9BeaubienClear CreekChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2012 trek 6
Campfire included in 2012 trek 6
Western Lore / Branding included in 2012 trek 6
Food Pickup included in 2012 trek 6
Climb Big Red included in 2012 trek 6
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2012 trek 6
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2012 trek 6
 
10Crater LakeRed HillsContinental Tie & Lumber included in 2012 trek 6
Campfire included in 2012 trek 6
Climb Trail Peak included in 2012 trek 6
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2012 trek 6
 
11StockadeClarks ForkHike via Lovers Leap included in 2012 trek 6
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2012 trek 6
Evening Campfire not included in 2012 trek 6
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2012 trek 6
 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time not included in 2012 trek 6