Compare 2018 Trek 711 to 2017 Trek 711

2018 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 visiting the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Your crew will have the opportunity to help the Philmont Conservation Department with a trail construction project before continuing over Fowler Mesa to Lookout Meadow. Keep your voices low as you hike into Lookout Meadow and you might see the small elk herd that frequents the area. Wake up early to watch the sunrise from the top of the meadow and see why it is called 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 Mr. 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 opportunity to shoot muzzle loading rifles at Black Mountain on your way down the North Fork Urraca Creek. Rest well and be sure to fill all of your water bottles because the final 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.'

2017 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!'

Day2018 Trek 711 Campsite2017 Trek 711 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Crater Lake  
4Lookout Meadow  
6North Fork Urraca Blacksmithing included in 2018 trek 711
Food Pickup not included in 2018 trek 711
7Homebound Tent CityNorth Fork UrracaBlacksmithing not included in 2018 trek 711