Work Day – May 5/19/18

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING:  We will be ‘sprucing up” around the cabin and the trestle (a national historic site) on the Brooks property, in preparation for opening the area for viewing by the hiking public during the summer. Mostly light to medium work…we can use a lot of people! Bring water, gloves, sun protection, and sturdy shoes.

WHEN:  Saturday May 19, 2018, 9 am…work until noon.

WHERE:  Meet in Cloudcroft at the Village Spur Trailhead, where Highways 82 and 130 intersect.

 

We will have shirts and caps with the new NM Rails-to-Trails Association logo for purchase.

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Work Day – April 4/21/18

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING: We will be working the Upper Bridal Veil Falls Trail doing weed control, sealing and cleaning the bridge we built in 2012, and doing erosion control at several places along the trail.  Light to heavy work…something for all.  As usual, bring water, gloves, sun protection and sturdy shoes.

WHEN:  Saturday April 21, 2018, 9 am…work until noon.

WHERE: Bridal Veil Falls Trail Head (T-129)   To get there…from the Cherry Festival location in High Rolls, travel North on Fresnel Canyon Rd 0.9 miles to the intersection of the Grandview Lower Trailhead and the Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead.

 

We will have shirts and caps with the new NM Rails-to-Trails Association logo for purchase.

Work Day – March 3/17/18

Come out and join us for our monthly work day!

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING: We will be continuing work on the Salado Canyon Trail: light brushing, clearing, repairing and treating  wooden culverts, building water bars and doing general trail improvements.  Light to heavy work…something for all.  Bring water, gloves, sun protection, sturdy shoes and a jacket.

WHEN:  Saturday March 17, 2018, 9 am…work until noon.

WHERE: Salado Canyon Trail Head (T-128)   To get there…from the Cherry Festival location in High Rolls, travel North on Fresnel Canyon Rd 2.1 miles to.  “Where the power lines cross the road.”

 

We will have shirts and caps with the new NM Rails-to-Trails Association logo for purchase.

February Workday Postponed to 2/24/18

We are postponing our workday one week to Saturday, 2/24/18, same time, same place.

There is a high prediction of rain for Thursday and Friday, and some prediction for Saturday.  We could probably do the erosion control work OK, but part of the plan was to start water sealing the exposed wood on the several culverts in the area and also on the “42 Steps.”  Water sealing wet wood with a chilly treatment isn’t recommended.  We hope this does not cause an inconvenience,  and that you can make the 2/24 date.

February Workday 2/17/18

It’s almost the third Saturday of the month again… and that means NMRTA workday!

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING:  We will be continuing work on the Salado Canyon Trail – clearing, repairing and treating wooden culverts; building water bars and doing general trail improvements.  Light to heavy work… something for all.  Bring water, gloves, sun protection, sturdy shoes and a jacket (and maybe rain protection – just in case).  We had a great workday last month and got a lot of quality work done, but it is a long trail!

WHEN:  Saturday February 17, 2018, 9 am… work until noon

WHERESalado Canyon Trail Head (T-128)   To get there… from the Cherry Festival location in High Rolls, travel North on Fresnel Canyon Rd 2.1 miles to “Where the power lines cross the road.”

 

NOTES:

  • Light to heavy work… something for all skill levels and experience (and lack of experience).
  • Tools furnished.  Be sure and bring your own drinking water, sun protection, work gloves and study shoes.
  • And, bring light rain gear… some possibility of a shower.