Compare 2015 Trek 703 to 2014 Trek 706


2015 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!'

2014 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 exploring the historic Chase Ranch and camping at Hellfire Canyon Camp for the night. Hike over the ridge to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left be the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities in the North Ponil Canyon. You will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project. Hike over rugged Hart Peak and above Horse Canyon towards Dan Beard where your crew will have to work together to complete 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. Wake up early and climb spar poles before hiking to Head of Dean and Elkhorn for the night. The views from Dean Skyline will be a great way to remember your final day as you hike to Ponil for a cool glass of root beer. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2015 Trek 703 Campsite2014 Trek 706 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2House CanyonHells fire CanyonLow Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 703
 
3Indian Writings  
4Dan Beard Climb Hart Peak included in 2015 trek 703
 
5Pueblano Company Meeting included in 2015 trek 703
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 703
 
6Santa ClausElkhorn 
7Homebound Tent City