Compare 2015 Trek 9 to 2014 Trek 9


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!

Day2015 Trek 9 Campsite2014 Trek 9 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire included in 2015 trek 9
 
2Rayado RiverOlympia 
3Crags Wilderness Medicine not included in 2015 trek 9
 
4Apache Springs  
5Apache Springs  
6Porcupine Conservation not included in 2015 trek 9
 
7Clear Creek  
8Red Hills  
9Beaubien Cowboy Campfire included in 2015 trek 9
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 9
 
10Crater Lake Conservation included in 2015 trek 9
Company Meeting included in 2015 trek 9
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 9
 
11Shaefers Pass Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2015 trek 9
 
12Homebound Tent City