Compare 2015 Trek 705 to 2014 Trek 711

2015 description: 'This great South Country Trek will enable your crew to hike through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer! Begin your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to Miners Park for the night. Hone your climbing skills and traverse around the climbing wall before putting those skills to the test on some of Philmont's most difficult rock routes. Rappel to safety after your climb and prepare for the beautiful hike over Fowler Mesa to Lower Bonito Camp for the night. Be sure to walk down to the edge of Bonito Canyon during the evening to see if you can spot the small elk herd that frequents the area. Continue to Beaubien for roping and branding before hiking to Crooked Creek for the night. Learn to homestead and see if you could have survived by living off the land. You will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project before hiking to Apache Springs. Learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache and test your archery skills on 3-dimensional wildlife archery targets. Hike across Turkey Creek and camp at beautiful Bear Canyon Camp. Tour Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp and enjoy stellar views of Lookout and Crater Peak while hiking down Rayado Canyon. Continue on to Carson Meadows and help the staff with an imporant search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together. Hike to Abreu to enjoy a cool root beer before completing your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2014 description: 'This great itinerary will provide your crew with many meaningful program opportunities and enable your crew to climb most of Philmont's central mountains… if you're up for the challenge! Begin your trek by hiking from Zastrow Turnaround to Abreu for the night. Drink a cold root beer and check out the Mexican homestead before continuing to Lower Bonito, where you might see a small elk herd that frequents the area. Hike to Beaubien where you will have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a stream restoration or trail maintenance project. Test your roping skills and brand before side hiking to Phillips Junction to pick up food. Continue on to Black Mountain Camp, where you will hear the calming sound of the North Fork Urraca Creek. On the following morning, shoot booming .58 caliber black powder rifles, learn to blacksmith, and start your journey to Red Hills. Side hike Mount Phillips and view Baldy Mountain, the Moreno Valley, and New Mexico's tallest mountain… Wheeler Peak. Journey back to Red Hills over Comanche Peak, collect your gear, and hike towards Comanche Pass and Black Mountain. From there, descend to Shaefers Pass where you will camp for the night. Hike down to North Fork Urrca Creek to fill up on water before waking up early to tackle the final challenge… The Tooth of Time!'

Day2015 Trek 705 Campsite2014 Trek 711 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Homebound Tent CityTrailbound Tent City 
2Rayado RiverAbreuMexican Homestead not included in 2015 trek 705
3Lower Bonito Cantina included in 2015 trek 705
Tour Abreu Homestead included in 2015 trek 705
4Crooked CreekBlack MountainHomesteading included in 2015 trek 705
Climb Trail Peak included in 2015 trek 705
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2015 trek 705
5Black MountainRed Hillsclimb Bonito Peak included in 2015 trek 705
6Shaefers Pass Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2015 trek 705
Hike over Comanche Peak not included in 2015 trek 705
7Homebound Tent City