Compare 2014 Trek 8 to 2013 Trek 8

2014 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 over Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge events that will encourage your crew to work together throughout the trek. Be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from Inspiration Point and be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. Hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue onwards. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. Spend two days hiking through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer while you camp at Agua Fria, work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Buck Creek, and camp at Crooked Creek. From there, mountain men, 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. Hike over Comanche Peak on your way to Sawmill where your crew will then enjoy learning how to reload .30-06 rifle rounds before shooting them at our state of the art firing range. Enjoy the cool hike down Sawmill Canyon where your crew will rest for the evening at Ute Springs. From there, enjoy hiking through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before visiting the Demonstration Forest. Horse rides, a delicious chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire will help your crew have a wonderful night as you prepare for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time!'

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.'

Day2014 Trek 8 Campsite2013 Trek 8 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
4Carson Meadows  
5Agua Fria  
6Crooked Creek  
7Mt Phillips  
9Ute Springs  
10Clarks Fork  
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City