Compare 2013 Trek 9 to 2012 Trek 6


2013 description: 'Beautiful peaks, luscious valleys, and exciting program fill this Central and South Country trek. At Harlan, your crew will learn how to reload shotgun shells before practicing their marksmanship at our scenic shooting range. Breathtaking views of Black Mountain and Cimarroncito Peak await you at Deer Lake Camp. From there, 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, an unparalleled sunrise from anywhere on the ranch awaits you bright and early before tackling Mount Phillips. From Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will make you forget all of your worries. Next, you’ll shoot black powder rifles and follow Rayado Creek all the way to Phillips Junction. Horse rides, a chuck wagon dinner, and cowboy campfire await you at Beaubien. Hike Trail Peak, then head for Carson Meadows where you will assist our highly trained staff with a search and rescue mission. Cap off your trek with geocaching, a Dutch oven dessert, and the “Rededication to Scouting” ceremony at Zastrow.'

2012 description: 'This program intense trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. You will start with a visit to pioneer Kit Carson’s home along the Santa Fe Trail. You will then hike along the gorgeous Rayado River to Rayado River Camp! You can then visit the cantina at Abreu and help our staff with a search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together at Carson Meadows. 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. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. From there, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer at Apache Springs. You will learn how to homestead at Crooked Creek before heading to Wild Horse, which is guaranteed to be memorable as it is one of our most beautiful trail camps. Tomahawks, mountain living, and booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await you at Clear Creek. Seeing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain from the top of Mount Phillips will be something your crew will never forget. Head down to Beaubien for roping, boot branding, a chuck wagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Hike Trail Peak on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Enjoy the campfire and rest up for your hike to Lovers Leap and the Tooth of Time!'

Day2013 Trek 9 Campsite2012 Trek 6 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire not included in 2013 trek 9
 
2OlympiaRayado RiverTour Kit Carson Home included in 2013 trek 9
 
3Crags  
4Apache Springs Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 9
 
5Apache Springs Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 9
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2013 trek 9
Conservation not included in 2013 trek 9
 
6PorcupineWild HorseFood Pickup included in 2013 trek 9
Conservation included in 2013 trek 9
 
7Clear Creek  
8Red Hills Hike over Comanche Peak included in 2013 trek 9
 
9Beaubien Hike Over Bonito Peak included in 2013 trek 9
Food Pickup not included in 2013 trek 9
 
10Crater Lake  
11Shaefers PassStockadeRock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2013 trek 9
Food Pickup included in 2013 trek 9
Water included in 2013 trek 9
Hike via Lovers Leap not included in 2013 trek 9
 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time included in 2013 trek 9