Compare 2018 Trek 8 to 2017 Trek 8


2018 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, large ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with thought provoking initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together at Dan Beard. From there, you will help our staff with an important search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. Navigate your crew over the north ridge and visit the historic Ring Place for an astronomy experience under the darkest skies in the continental United States. Work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department and preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from a number of amazing viewpoints. Enjoy the serenity of Iris Park and Greenwood Canyon before continuing south back onto Philmont property. Take time to review all of the ground you covered in the Valle Vidal from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit historic Baldy Town on your way to Miranda. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles and pick up burros on your way to Baldy Skyline for the night. Check out the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano before hiking down the South Ponil Canyon to Ponil. Branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, and horse rides will leave your crew with amazing memories of their trek before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!'

2017 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, large ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with thought provoking initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together at Dan Beard. From there, you will help our staff with an important search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. Navigate your crew over the north ridge and visit the historic Ring Place for an astronomy experience under the darkest skies in the continental United States. Work on a stream restoration project with the Conservation Department and preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from a number of amazing viewpoints. Enjoy the serenity of Iris Park and Upper Greenwood Canyon before continuing south back onto Philmont property. Take time to review all of the ground you covered in the Valle Vidal from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s gold producing Aztec Mine and historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles, pick up burros at Miranda, and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Check out the Continental Tie & Lumber Company at Pueblano before hiking down the South Ponil Canyon to Ponil. Branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, and horse rides will leave your crew with amazing memories of their trek before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!'

Day2018 Trek 8 Campsite2017 Trek 8 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Sioux  
3Dan Beard  
4Ring Place Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine not included in 2018 trek 8
 
5Iris Park Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine included in 2018 trek 8
 
6Greenwood CanyonUpper GreenwoodWater not included in 2018 trek 8
 
7Copper ParkBaldy TownBlacksmithing not included in 2018 trek 8
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2018 trek 8
Mine Tour not included in 2018 trek 8
 
8Copper ParkBaldy TownBlacksmithing included in 2018 trek 8
Mine Tour included in 2018 trek 8
Mining History not included in 2018 trek 8
Assaying not included in 2018 trek 8
 
9Miranda Food Pickup included in 2018 trek 8
 
10Baldy Skyline  
11Ponil  
12Homebound Tent City Horse Rides not included in 2018 trek 8