Compare 2018 Trek 706 to 2017 Trek 706

2018 description: 'This great South and Central Country itinerary will enable your crew to climb Black Mountain and shoot both muzzle loading rifles and shotguns! Begin your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap on your way to Miners Park for the night. Enjoy the beautiful hike up the North Fork Urraca Creek to Black Mountain Camp. Shoot booming .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles and learn to blacksmith with the post Civil War settlers that live in the valley. Wake up early and climb Black Mountain on your way to Lamberts Mine. Tour Mr. Phillips hunting lodge, complete your conservation project near Window Rock, and hike to Ute Springs. With an early start, your crew can shoot 12 gauge shotguns on your way to picturesque Martinez Springs. Enjoy the hike along the Bench towards the Ute Park Turnaround. Next Stop… Base Camp!'

2017 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!'

Day2018 Trek 706 Campsite2017 Trek 706 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Miner's Park Traverse Wall not included in 2018 trek 706
3Black Mountain  
4Lamberts Mine  
5Ute Springs  
6Martinez Springs  
7Homebound Tent City