Compare 2018 Trek 712 to 2017 Trek 712

2018 description: 'This exciting itinerary will provide your crew with great program opportunities, gorgeous meadows, and scenic views at every stop! Start your trek with an off trail experience hiking to remote Campos Heck Camp. From there, hike to Dean Cow where your crew will test their rock climbing skills on rugged sandstone before camping at New Dean for the night. Continue on to Head of Dean where you will work together on the backcountry challenge course that will be sure to bring your crew together. From there, hike to Ewells Park where you will be rewarded with a picturesque view of Baldy Mountain from the eastern part of the meadow! Climb Baldy on your layover day. You will have plenty of time to explore the historic mining area around Baldy Town before returning to Ewells Park. Help Philmont's Conservation Department on a trail construction project at Ponil before roping, branding, chuckwagon dinner, and a great cantina show! A morning cowboy action shooting range will be an excellent end to your adventure before you reach the Ponil Turnaround on the following morning. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2017 description: 'This great trek will provide your crew with the opportunity to climb Baldy Mountain without a layover! Begin your trek at the Ponil Turnaround and camp at Bent on your first night. From there, hike alongside the Middle Ponil Creek or hike up and down Wilson Mesa to enjoy the view of the mountains to the north. At Rich Cabins, your crew will learn how homesteaders lived off the land and be treated to an evening of music and entertainment. You will also be able to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a road restoration project. Keep hiking northwest and turn into Greenwood Canyon to begin your assault on Baldy Mountain. Camp at Upper Greenwood and wake up early to hike to the Baldy ridgeline above Copper Park. Hang your smellables and take enough supplies for a side hike along the ridgeline to the top of Baldy. Views of Little Costilla, Big Costilla, and the Culebra Range in southern Colorado will be a pleasant reward! Hike back to your gear and continue on to Copper Park for the night. Enjoy the beautiful meadow, cool temperatures, and review your Baldy ascent. Hike to French Henry on the following morning to tour Lucien Maxwell's gold producing Aztec Mine and learn to blacksmith. Continue to Pueblano where you will climb spar poles with the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company before camping at Flume Canyon for the night. Reflect on your journey as you return to Ponil. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2018 Trek 712 Campsite2017 Trek 712 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Campos Heck Leave No Trace Training included in 2018 trek 712
3New Dean  
4Ewells Park  
5Ewells Park  
7Homebound Tent City Cowboy Action Shooting included in 2018 trek 712
Horse Rides not included in 2018 trek 712