Compare 2015 Trek 713 to 2014 Trek 709


2015 description: 'This exciting itinerary will provide your crew with great program opportunities, gorgeous meadows, and scenic views at every stop! Start your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround and camp at Old Abreu on your first night. From there, enjoy the beautiful (challenging) hike up Bonito Canyon to Lookout Meadow where views of Trail Peak, Black Mountain, and the surrounding peaks will be an early treat. If your crew is fairly quiet, there is a good chance that you might see a small herd of elk that frequent the area. Be sure to wake up in time to watch the sunrise over the Tooth of Time from the top of the meadow before hiking over rugged Lookout Peak. Visit Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp before hiking up the Agua Fria to Apache Springs. Test your archery skills and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache and cap off the afternoon in the sweat lodge. The following day, you will have the great opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project on the way to Clear Creek. Once you have reached Clear Creek, the men of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. will let you take target practice with their .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks. Hike over Mt. Phillips and enjoy views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain. Continue over Comanche Peak to Comanche Pass and decide whether you want to try to tackle Black Mountain! Enjoy the hike from either location as it will be mostly downhill to the Hunting Lodge. Enjoy your last night on the trail and check out the Demonstration Forest before hiking to the Cito Turnaround. Next stop… Base Camp!'

2014 description: 'This exciting itinerary will enable your crew to explore most all of Philmont's Central and South Country. Begin your trek by camping at one of Philmont's new trail camps named after Waite Phillips original name for Philmont, his Hawkeye Ranch. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project near Visto Grande before continuing on to Cimarroncito to test your rock climbing and rappelling skills. Hike up the beautiful North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine, where Charlie and his miners will show you a good time. Explore the mine, learn to blacksmith, and be entertained by mining stories at The Stomp. From there, hike to Beaubien over Big Red and Bonito Peak or via rugged Black Mountain if your crew is up for the challenge. At Beaubien, your crew will test their roping skills, learn to brand, cook a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early on the following morning so your crew has time to see the wreckage of a B-24 Bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue down Fowler Mesa to Aguila to enjoy the view before hiking to Zastrow for the night. See if you can beat the fastest time on the land navigation course and then be treated to Dutch oven desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony. Enjoy the hike east to Kit Carson's former home at Rayado Rancho. Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2015 Trek 713 Campsite2014 Trek 709 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent CityTrail Canyon Turnaround 
2Cathedral RockHawkeye 
3Cimarroncito Food Pickup not included in 2015 trek 713
 
4Cyphers Mine Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2015 trek 713
 
5PorcupineBeaubienHike over Mount Phillips included in 2015 trek 713
Hike over Comanche Peak included in 2015 trek 713
Chuck Wagon Dinner not included in 2015 trek 713
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 713
Western Lore / Branding not included in 2015 trek 713
 
6Miner's ParkZastrowFood Pickup included in 2015 trek 713
Climbing Tower included in 2015 trek 713
Cantina not included in 2015 trek 713
Land Navigation / GPS Technology not included in 2015 trek 713
Hike over Trail Peak not included in 2015 trek 713
Dutch Oven Dessert not included in 2015 trek 713
Rededication to Scouting not included in 2015 trek 713
Geocaching not included in 2015 trek 713
 
7Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time included in 2015 trek 713
Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail included in 2015 trek 713
Tour Kit Carson Home not included in 2015 trek 713
Hike to not included in 2015 trek 713