Compare 2018 Trek 9 to 2017 Trek 9


2018 description: 'This challenging itinerary is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities and will give your crew the option of hiking all of Philmont’s Central Mountains… if you’re up to the challenge! You will begin your trek hiking along the beautiful Rayado Creek. Drink a cool root beer and learn about the Mexican homestead at Abreu before spending your first night at Old Abreu. Your crew will help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission! Enjoy the hike to and view from the Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien where you will ride horses, enjoy branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War Union Soldiers and booming .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Begin a mountain challenge and side hike Black Mountain! Then hike over Big Red on the way to Red Hills Camp. Be sure to hike all the way to the west side of Mt. Phillips for the best views of Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain. From there, enjoy Comanche Peak on the way to blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine. Drop your packs at Cimarroncito and head up to Window Rock for a conservation project. You'll have plenty of time to rock climb and visit the Demonstration Forest over the next two days. Get some rest and save your energy for the final challenge…the Tooth of Time!'

2017 description: 'Drink a cool root beer and learn about the Mexican homestead at Abreu before spending your first night at Old Abreu. Your crew will help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission! Enjoy the hike to and view from the Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien where you will ride horses, enjoy branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War Union Soldiers and booming .58 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Begin a mountain challenge and side hike Black Mountain! Then hike over Big Red on the way to Red Hills Camp. Be sure to hike all the way to the west side of Mt. Phillips for the best views of Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain. From there, enjoy Comanche Peak on the way to blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine. Test your rock climbing skills at Cimarroncito and work with the Conservation Department on a trail contruction project in Hidden Valley. Enjoy the view from Window Rock, tour Mr.Phillips' Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest. Get your rest and save energy on the way to Upper Clarks Fork where the final challenge will begin… The Tooth of Time!'

Day2018 Trek 9 Campsite2017 Trek 9 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Old Abreu Mexican Homestead not included in 2018 trek 9
 
3Crags  
4Beaubien Evening Campfire not included in 2018 trek 9
 
5Beaubien  
6Black Mountain  
7Red Hills  
8Cyphers Mine Blacksmithing not included in 2018 trek 9
Gold Mining & Panning not included in 2018 trek 9
Mine Tour not included in 2018 trek 9
 
9Cimarroncito Conservation included in 2018 trek 9
Tour Hunting Lodge not included in 2018 trek 9
Rock Climbing & Rappelling not included in 2018 trek 9
 
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling included in 2018 trek 9
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2018 trek 9
Conservation not included in 2018 trek 9
 
11Ponderosa ParkUpper Clarks Fork 
12Homebound Tent City