Compare 2020 Trek 702 to 2019 Trek 702

2020 description: 'If you are looking for an itinerary that takes you “climbing”, this is the one for your crew! Climb on the bus at Base Camp for your journey to the new Webster Trailhead. You’ll make your way up a gentle upward slope to your first camp, Ponderosa Park. Your Ranger will teach you the ways of camping at Philmont, which will certainly help you through the rest of your experience. Your first big climb is up through Shaefers Pass and to the top of Shaefers Peak, then move on over the ridge to climb your way to the top of the Tooth of Time. The views of the plains to the East will let you see for miles…turn to the North and see Baldy…turn to the West to see Black Mountain…and turn to the South to see Urraca Mesa. It’s 360 degrees of awesome! Carefully climb down from the Tooth and make your way to Stockade Ridge, and then look back up at the Tooth as you near the camp. Pretty impressive! Rest for the night before making your way to Miners Park where you will do some rock climbing and rappelling on natural rock formations, the climbing gym, or maybe even the climbing wall. You will certainly get your fill! Next, take the short hike up to Crater Lake, on your way to Aguila. Here, the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. will teach you how to climb a spar pole! Once at Aguila, set up camp for the night and enjoy the views to the West. Be ready for the sunrise, it is amazing as it breaks the horizon at the edge of the plains. From here, head down to the New Mexican Homestead at Abreu. Take a tour of their home, feed the goats and chickens, and enjoy a mug of cold root beer and share tales from your trek with other crews. Your last day on the trail will take you through Zastrow where you will try their geocaching and land navigation activities. Your final hike to the trailhead requires a short climb up and out of the Rayado River basin so you can climb back on the bus and head back to Base Camp!'

2019 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!'

Day2020 Trek 702 Campsite2019 Trek 702 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2Ponderosa Park Food Pickup included in 2020 trek 702
Water included in 2020 trek 702
3Stockade Ridge Water included in 2020 trek 702
4Miner's Park Conservation Project included in 2020 trek 702
5Aguila Tie making included in 2020 trek 702
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2020 trek 702
Conservation not included in 2020 trek 702
6Abreu New Mexican Homestead included in 2020 trek 702
Tour Abreu Homestead not included in 2020 trek 702
7CHQ Homebound