May 2013 Workday Success!

We had yet another volunteer workday success. The work was pretty light, the day was gorgeous and the hike was great so those of you that didn’t show up, you really missed out!

We had 11 folks total show up and divide into two separate groups. One group hiked all the way down Trail 5001, from the Historic Train Depot in Cloudcroft, past The Overlook and down to the Mexican Canyon Trestle. From there, they worked their way back up trimming overhanging branches and clearing out some of the larger rocks on the trail. They also took this opportunity to block off a few of the hiker-made “shortcuts” through the forest. If you like to hike, please keep in mind that it’s best for the forest and safest for you to STAY ON THE TRAIL no matter how tempting it may be to cut some corners.

Our 2nd group worked Trail 5001 from the Depot area to Devil’s Elbow, clearing brush and remove more pesky rocks. That crew also swept the stairs at the S-Trestle and the steps that go from the Devil’s Elbow up to the Depot.

We started at about 9am and finished up at noon. We had a few finish up a bit earlier so they missed out on picture time!

As always, we appreciate all the help we got from the Holloman AFB folks! Thanks and see you next month!

May 2013 NMRTA workday crew

Some of our May 18th 2013 volunteers!