Compare 2018 Trek 715 to 2017 Trek 715


2018 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, keep hiking 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 will be treated to an evening of music and entertainment. You will also be able to work on invasive plant eradication 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!'

2017 description: 'This trek will provide your crew with the opportunity to see sunsets, climb mountains, and take part in great program experiences. Begin your trek at pioneer Kit Carson's home at Rayado Rancho. Throw tomahawks and check out all the components of running an outpost on the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850's. From there, hike to Backache Springs where you will enjoy watching the colors change over the mountains when the sun sets for the evening. Hike on to Crater Lake where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will welcome you to their camp and teach you to climb spar poles, cut cross ties, and be entertained at their Company Meeting Campfire. Next, hike over Trail Peak and find the wreckage of a B24 that crashed on top of the mountain in 1942. Enjoy the next portion of your hike to beautiful Porcupine and listen to the water in the Rayado Creek flow past before nodding off for the night. Hike up to the highline trail between Bonito Peak and Big Red or up Comanche Creek to climb Mt. Phillips and Comanche Peak. Continue on to the Hunting Lodge where you will be able to see how Waite Phillips enjoyed spending time at one of his moutain getaways. Swing by the Demonstration Forest and work with members of the Philmont Conservation Department on a restoration timber cut project. Stop by Clarks Fork for roping and branding before camping at Upper Clarks Fork for the night. Be sure to get some rest, because your final challenge awaits… The Tooth of Time!'

Day2018 Trek 715 Campsite2017 Trek 715 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Bent  
3Rich Cabins Evening music included in 2018 trek 715
Evening Campfire not included in 2018 trek 715
 
4Upper Greenwood  
5Copper Park  
6Flume Canyon  
7Homebound Tent City Western Lore / Branding not included in 2018 trek 715