Compare 2018 Trek 703 to 2017 Trek 703

2018 description: 'This great itinerary will enable your crew to experience a wide variety of program and hiking opportunities in Philmont's rugged North Country. Begin your trek by seeing the world's first confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Canyon! Hike to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities on Philmont property. You will then have the opportunity to work on a new trail construction project with the Conservation Department. Hike over rugged Hart Peak and above Horse Canyon to Dan Beard where your crew will have to work together to navigate through the challenge course. Continue to Rich Cabins where you will step back in time and experience how homesteaders would have lived off the land many years ago. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Valle Vidal and Baldy Mountain. Continue south towards Pueblano where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will invite you to their Company Meeting Campfire. Climb spar poles the next morning, before hiking to Head of Dean and Santa Claus for the night. Be sure to enjoy the sunset from Santa Claus! Hike down Bear Canyon to the Ute Park Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2017 description: 'This challenging trek will enable your crew to attain new heights and enjoy meaningful program opportunities in Philmont's South Country. Begin your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround before hiking to Rayado River Camp for the night. On the following morning, pack up your gear and enjoy a cool root beer at Abreu Cantina before continuing on to Carson Meadows to help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together. Enjoy the view from the Notch and the gorgeous hike up Rayado Canyon to Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp. Fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks before continuing on to Agua Fria Camp for the night. The following day, you will have the opportunity to help Philmont's Conservation Department with a trail construction project on the way to the homestead at Crooked Creek. From there, enjoy the hike down Bonito Canyon and check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue on to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will teach you to scale spar poles before including you in their Company Meeting Campfire. Enjoy the view of the Tooth of Time and the loggers stories. Be sure to hike over Lovers Leap on the following morning. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2018 Trek 703 Campsite2017 Trek 703 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2House Canyon Ranger Training included in 2018 trek 703
3Indian WritingsHouse CanyonRanger Training not included in 2018 trek 703
4Dan Beard  
6Santa Claus  
7Homebound Tent City Hike to included in 2018 trek 703