Compare 2014 Trek 9 to 2013 Trek 9

2014 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 your trek with a visit to famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home along the Santa Fe Trail before camping at Rayado River for the night. Next, hike through Abreu and drink a cool root beer at the cantina before helping the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. From there, enjoy the hike to Crags through the Notch and be one of the lucky few to sleep at the bottom of Rayado Canyon. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will be seen from the trail on your way to Fish Camp where you will learn to tie flies and fish just as Waite Phillips enjoyed doing at the intersection of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks. Encounter the Jicarilla at pristine Apache Springs and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Buck Creek. Next, you'll learn how to homestead at Crooked Creek before hiking to Porcupine, which is guaranteed to be memorable as it is one of Philmont's most beautiful trail camps. Tomahawks, mountain living, and booming .50 caliber black powder rifles await you at Clear Creek. The hike up Mt. Phillips will be tough, but seeing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain is something your crew will never forget. Hike over Comanche Peak to Red Hills and then over the beautiful highline between Big Red and Bonito Peak. Swing down to Beaubien for roping, branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Hike Trail Peak on your way to visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake. Enjoy the Company Meeting Campfire and rock climbing at Miners Park. Your final challenge… the Tooth of Time!'

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.'

Day2014 Trek 9 Campsite2013 Trek 9 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
4Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life included in 2014 trek 9
5Apache Springs Food Pickup not included in 2014 trek 9
7Clear Creek  
8Red Hills  
10Crater Lake  
11Shaefers Pass  
12Homebound Tent City