Compare 2015 Trek 709 to 2014 Trek 704


2015 description: 'This exciting itinerary will enable your crew to explore most all of Philmont's Central and South Country. Begin your trek by camping at one of Philmont's new trail camps named after Waite Phillips original name for Philmont, his Hawkeye Ranch. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project near Visto Grande before continuing on to Cimarroncito to test your rock climbing and rappelling skills. Hike up the beautiful North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine, where Charlie and his miners will show you a good time. Explore the mine, learn to blacksmith, and be entertained by mining stories at The Stomp. From there, hike to Beaubien over Big Red and Bonito Peak or via rugged Black Mountain if your crew is up for the challenge. At Beaubien, your crew will test their roping skills, learn to brand, cook a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early on the following morning so your crew has time to see the wreckage of a B-24 Bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue down Fowler Mesa to Aguila to enjoy the view before hiking to Zastrow for the night. See if you can beat the fastest time on the land navigation course and then be treated to Dutch oven desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony. Enjoy the hike east to Kit Carson's former home at Rayado Rancho. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2014 description: 'This intense trek will enable your crew to see the sunrise from Comanche Peak, climb Big Red & Bonito Peak, and check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber on Trail Peak! Begin your trek by camping at Ute Springs and hiking up beautiful Grouse and Sawmill Canyons to Sawmill Camp. Learn to reload your very own .30-06 rifle bullets and shoot them at a state of the art shooting range. Hike up to Thunder Ridge and enjoy views of Touch Me Not and Baldy Mountain along the way. Continue on to to Comanche Peak Camp and pick out the ideal location for viewing the sunrise, just east of camp. Be amazed by views of Cimarroncito Peak, the mountains to the north, and the plains to the east! If your crew is up for the challenge, side hike Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips. Grab your gear and continue your journey over Big Red and Bonito Peak on your way to Beaubien. Rope, brand, eat a chuckwagon dinner, and be entertained at the cowboy campfire before settling down for the night. Ride horses and work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a trail or stream restoration project before checking out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Enjoy the serene evening at beautiful Bear Caves Camp and reflect on your journey. Finish your trek by hiking to Stonewall Pass and over Lovers Leap. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2015 Trek 709 Campsite2014 Trek 704 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Ute Springs  
3Sawmill Hike via Grouse Canyon included in 2015 trek 709
 
4Comanche Peak Conservation included in 2015 trek 709
 
5Beaubien Climb Mount Phillips included in 2015 trek 709
Cowboy Campfire included in 2015 trek 709
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 709
 
6AguilaBear CavesConservation not included in 2015 trek 709
 
7Homebound Tent City Hike to not included in 2015 trek 709