Compare 2018 Trek 710 to 2017 Trek 710


2018 description: 'This great trek will enable your crew to participate in a wide variety of program experiences, hike through gorgeous canyons, and climb the Tooth of Time! Begin your trek at Turkey Creek turnaround and camp at Vaca on your first night. You will then be able to shoot 12-gauge shotguns and learn to reload the shells. Next, you will work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a trail construction project before hiking to Deer Lake for the night. The next day's hike will give you a chance to explore the beauty of Deer Lake Mesa and Sawmill Canyon. After a peaceful night at Upper Sawmill, the first few switchbacks are tough, but the trail to Thunder Ridge is a gorgeous hike through thick forest with periodic views of Touch Me Not and Baldy Mountain. Hike down into Cyphers Mine where Charlie's team of miners, blacksmiths, and musicians will treat your crew to a great time. Wake up early on the following morning to tour Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge. At Clarks Fork, you will be able to test your roping skills, learn to brand, and learn about what it was like to live as a cowboy in the west. Then you will be treated to a delicious chuckwagon dinner before hiking up to Ponderosa Park for the night. Be sure to get your rest because the last challenge awaits on the final morning… The Tooth of Time! Hike to Base Camp via the Tooth Ridge Trail and be proud of all that your crew has accomplished.'

2017 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!'

Day2018 Trek 710 Campsite2017 Trek 710 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Vaca  
3Deer Lake  
4Upper Sawmill  
5Cyphers Mine  
6Ponderosa Park Horse Rides not included in 2018 trek 710
 
7Homebound Tent City