Compare 2015 Trek 711 to 2014 Trek 707


2015 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!'

2014 description: 'This program intense trek follows mountain streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses peaks and mesas across Philmont's South Country. Begin your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap and scaling Urraca Mesa. Test your crew skills on the challenge course at Urraca before being entertained to a great evening campfire. Be sure to get plenty of rest and wake up early to watch the sunrise at Inspiration Point. From there, hike west towards Fowler Mesa, Bonito Canyon, and Lookout Meadow. Keep your voices low as you hike into Lookout Meadow and you might see the small herd of elk that frequent the area. Wake up early to watch the sunrise from the top of the meadow and see why they call it Lookout! From there, scale rugged Lookout Peak and view the twists and turns of Rayado Canyon below. Your next destination is where the canyon divides at Fish Camp. Tour Waite Phillips fishing lodge enroute to Beaubien where you will rope, brand, eat a chuckwagon dinner, and be entertained at a cowboy campfire. The next morning, you'll have the great opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a stream restoration or trail maintenance project. From there, enjoy the cool crisp hike down beautiful North Fork Urraca Creek before camping for the night. Be sure to get plenty of rest as your last challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time! Climb the Tooth and hike into Base Camp via the Tooth Ridge Trail as you reflect on your successful journey.'

Day2015 Trek 711 Campsite2014 Trek 707 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Urraca  
4Lookout Meadow Conservation included in 2015 trek 711
 
5Beaubien Sunrise from Lookout Meadow included in 2015 trek 711
Cowboy Campfire included in 2015 trek 711
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 711
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2015 trek 711
 
6North Fork Urraca Hike over Black Mountain included in 2015 trek 711
Conservation not included in 2015 trek 711
 
7Homebound Tent City