Compare 2018 Trek 702 to 2017 Trek 702

2018 description: 'This trek will provide your crew with the opportunity to see sunsets, climb mountains, and take part in great program experiences. Begin your trek at Pioneer Kit Carson's home at Rayado Rancho. Throw tomahawks and check out all the components of running an outpost on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850's. From there, hike to Backache Springs where you will enjoy watching the colors change over the mountains when the sun sets for the evening. Continue to Crater Lake where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will welcome you to their camp and teach you to climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and be entertained at their Company Meeting Campfire. Hike into Clarks Fork by early afternoon to enjoy a chuckwagon dinner and cowboy campfire. Visit the Demonstration Forest and Waite Phillips' historic hunting lodge on your way Cimarroncito for rock climbing and rappelling. After a night at Cimarroncito, you'll have time to complete your conservation project in Hidden Valley before hiking to Minette Meadows. Hike to the Ute Park Turnaround and enjoy resting next to the Cimarron River. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2017 description: 'This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont's Central Country. Start by hiking to Vaca for the night and reload/shoot shotguns at Harlan on the following morning at a picturesque shooting range. Enjoy learning and working on a trailbuilding project with Philmont's Conservation Department on your hike to Lost Gap. Your crew will then have the opportunity to hike to Window Rock before hiking up beautiful Grouse and Sawmill Canyons on the way to Upper Sawmill. From there, enjoy incredible views of Touch Me Not and Baldy Mountain while hiking to Thunder Ridge and Cyphers Mine for the night. Once there, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at The Stomp! From there, enjoy the cool hike down the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek and tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Be sure to stop and check out the Demonstration Forest before branding and roping at Clarks Fork. Fill up your water bottles and hike to Ponderosa Park for the night and be sure to rest up as your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!'

Day2018 Trek 702 Campsite2017 Trek 702 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Backache Springs  
3Crater Lake  
4Clarks Fork  
6Minnette Meadows Food Pickup not included in 2018 trek 702
7Homebound Tent City