Compare 2015 Trek 710 to 2014 Trek 701

2015 description: 'This great trek will enable your crew to enjoy great program experiences, hike through gorgeous canyons, and climb the rugged Baldy Mountain! Begin your trek on Ted Turner's Vermejo Park Ranch and spend the night where few crews have the opportunity to camp at Campos Heck Camp. You will then be able to rock climb and rappel at Dean Cow before hiking to New Dean for the night. Continue up Dean Canyon to Head of Dean where your crew will have to work together to make it through the challenge course. From there, your crew will have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project near Baldy Skyline. If you are lucky, the far east campsite at the bottom of Ewells Park will be available so you can preview your Baldy Mountain ascent and watch the sunset while eating dinner. Side hike Baldy Mountain and visit historic Baldy Town before returning to beautiful Ewells. From there, it will be all downhill, unless you decide to take the challenge and hike over Wilson Mesa to Ponil. Once at Ponil, test your roping skills, learn to brand, cook a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy the cantina show before turning in for the night. Eat a cowboy breakfast before hiking to the Ponil Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2014 description: 'This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont's Central Country. Start by hiking to Vaca for the night and reload/shoot shotguns at Harlan on the following morning at a picturesque shooting range. Enjoy learning and working on a trailbuilding project with Philmont's Conservation Department on your hike to Lost Gap. Your crew will then have the opportunity to hike to Window Rock before hiking up beautiful Grouse and Sawmill Canyons on the way to Upper Sawmill. From there, enjoy incredible views of Touch Me Not and Baldy Mountain while hiking to Thunder Ridge and Cyphers Mine for the night. Once there, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at The Stomp! From there, enjoy the cool hike down the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek and tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Be sure to stop and check out the Demonstration Forest before branding and roping at Clarks Fork. Fill up your water bottles and hike to Ponderosa Park for the night and be sure to rest up as your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!'

Day2015 Trek 710 Campsite2014 Trek 701 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
3Deer Lake167Water not included in 2015 trek 710
Water not included in 2015 trek 710
4Upper Sawmill  
5Cyphers Mine  
6Ponderosa Park Demonstration Forest included in 2015 trek 710
Hunting Lodge Tour not included in 2015 trek 710
7Homebound Tent City