Compare 2013 Trek 8 to 2012 Trek 12


2013 description: 'This trek will let your crew hike, shoot, ride, and climb your way into Base Camp via the Tooth of Time! Not long after the start at Turkey Creek turnaround, your crew will shoot the lights out of clay pigeons with shotgun shells they learned to reload at Harlan. The cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. At Comanche Peak Camp, a sunrise unparalleled from anywhere on the ranch awaits you bright and early before tackling Mount Phillips. Once on top of Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will make you forget all of your worries. From there, you will be on your way to one of our most remote staff camps at Crooked Creek. The staff there will teach you how the old homesteaders and pioneers used to survive once they had settled in the west. Next, your crew will shoot 3-D archery targets at Apache Springs before heading to beautiful Lost Cabin for the night. Tie flies and fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado, just as Waite Phillips did while at Fish Camp. From there, you will be heading to Beaubien to brand boots, test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses down one of the most beautiful canyons the southwest has to offer. Hike Trail Peak to see the wreckage of a B24 Liberator that crashed while flying a mission in 1942 and head to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie and Lumber Company will welcome you with spar poles to climb and an evening “company meeting” in the most picturesque campfire bowl you have ever seen. Polish off your trek with rock climbing at Miners Park and scaling the rugged Tooth of Time on your way into Base Camp.'

2012 description: 'This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Start off by trekking across Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge course events that will aid your crew’s development throughout the rest of the trek. From there, you will visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. You will then hike west to the “Notch,” overlooking both Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the south side of Rayado Canyon as you make your way to Fish Camp. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. At Apache Springs, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer. Make your way to Phillips Junction and enjoy the serene hike up to Porcupine for the night. Booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and tomahawks await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Your crew will enjoy learning how to reload .30-06 rifle and shotgun shells before firing them at Sawmill and Harlan.'

Day2013 Trek 8 Campsite2012 Trek 12 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap Hike via Lovers Leap included in 2013 trek 8
 
3Urraca  
4Carson Meadows Tour Abreu Homestead included in 2013 trek 8
Mexican Homestead not included in 2013 trek 8
 
5Agua FriaApache SpringsFood Pickup not included in 2013 trek 8
 
6Crooked CreekApache SpringsHomesteading included in 2013 trek 8
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 8
Conservation included in 2013 trek 8
3D Archery not included in 2013 trek 8
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2013 trek 8
Sweat Lodge not included in 2013 trek 8
 
7Mt PhillipsPorcupineMuzzle Loading Rifles included in 2013 trek 8
Rocky Mountain Fur Company included in 2013 trek 8
Water included in 2013 trek 8
Homesteading not included in 2013 trek 8
 
8SawmillMt PhillipsShooting/Reloading - .30-06 included in 2013 trek 8
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2013 trek 8
Rocky Mountain Fur Company not included in 2013 trek 8
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2013 trek 8
Water not included in 2013 trek 8
 
9Ute SpringsSawmillFood Pickup included in 2013 trek 8
Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 not included in 2013 trek 8
 
10Clarks ForkHunting LodgeChuck Wagon Dinner included in 2013 trek 8
Evening Campfire included in 2013 trek 8
Western Lore / Branding included in 2013 trek 8
Horse Rides included in 2013 trek 8
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock included in 2013 trek 8
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2013 trek 8
 
11Tooth RidgeMartinez SpringsTooth of Time included in 2013 trek 8
Water included in 2013 trek 8
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 8
 
12Homebound Tent City Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail included in 2013 trek 8
Hike to not included in 2013 trek 8