Compare 2019 Trek 8 to 2018 Trek 3

2019 description: 'This itinerary provides a tour of the beauty and splendor of the South country, plus a great variety of program. Start at Philmont’s newest trail camp, aptly named “Arrowhead”. Get a quick glimpse of Clarks Fork on your way to Cimarroncito, where you will have a hands-on rock climbing experience. The next day’s climbing is less hands-on as your crew makes its way to the headwaters of Cimarroncito Creek and Cyphers Mine. This golden opportunity allows you to become a blacksmith’s apprentice and deep tunnel miner. As the cold darkness of night seeps in, the lights and lively music of ‘STOMP’ fill the air. Wake up early and ascend both Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips. These views will provide an unparalleled reward as you then make your descent to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek, then down to Comanche Creek. Next, take the time to visit the homestead at Crooked Creek before reaching Apache Springs and enjoying your layover for some much-needed rest and relaxation. While at Apache Spring, enjoy 3D Archery, the sweat lodge, an amazing sunset hike, and pay it forward with a conservation project. Then, take a serendipitous stroll downstream with the flowing waters of Agua Fria creek for your turn at fly tying and fishing (and hopefully catching!) at Waite Phillips’ favorite retreat, Fish Camp. Continuing downstream toward Abreu and you will see the results of the juggernaut forces of geology in the Rayado canyon. Stop by Carson Meadows incident command for a hasty SAR before continuing to the traditional New Mexican homestead at Abreu. Learn more about this region’s history and heritage at Abreu’s cantina over a glass of refreshing root beer! Don’t chase too many chickens as the last day’s hike will be your final test of experience and lessons learned up to this point. Hike through Stone Wall Pass as you make your way to Stockade Ridge. Rest up on your final night on the trail before you make your triumphant ascent of the Tooth of Time and hike in to Base Camp on your final leg of your journey'

2018 description: 'Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary, including sunrise and sunset from Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek begins by exploring Philmont's newest property addition, the Cimarroncita Ranch. Enjoy views of Baldy from Minette Meadows. Hike through Ute Park pass before rock climbing at Cimarroncito. Complete your conservation project at Hunting Lodge before hiking up the cool and inviting North Fork Cimarroncito Creek. At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at night! 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. Wake up early for sunrise over Deer Lake Mesa and head down to meet the mountain men of Clear Creek. Shoot .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Crooked Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D animal archery targets and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache. Enjoy the hike down Agua Fria Creek to Fish Camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips' fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that he loved so dearly. The next morning, hike down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peaks on your way to the Notch. Then, help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. From there, enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the Abreu cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… Lovers Leap and the Tooth of Time!'

Day2019 Trek 8 Campsite2018 Trek 3 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Camping Headquarters TB  
2ArrowheadMinnette Meadows 
3Cimarroncito Western Lore / Branding included in 2019 trek 8
4Cyphers Mine Hunting Lodge Tour included in 2019 trek 8
Stomp not included in 2019 trek 8
Conservation not included in 2019 trek 8
5Mt Phillips  
6Comanche Creek Tomahawks included in 2019 trek 8
Muzzle Loading Rifles not included in 2019 trek 8
7Apache Springs  
8Apache Springs Conservation Project included in 2019 trek 8
Sweat Lodge not included in 2019 trek 8
9Fish Camp  
10Abreu Cabin Tour included in 2019 trek 8
11Stockade Ridge Water not included in 2019 trek 8
12Camping Headquarters HB Water included in 2019 trek 8