Yet another successful volunteer work day! This month we had 12 ready and willing volunteers to include Jeremy Evens, a Forest Service representative and brand new to the area. We met up at Bailey Canyon Road at the trailhead for the Switchback trail. The entirety of Switchback was groomed where needed. We identified a long section of the lower part of the trail that will need, in the not too distant future, some additional tread work done to clear weeds starting to overcome the path.

A New Mexico Rails-to-Trails crew of volunteers

One of our 3 crews on the northeastern part of the trail

We also did some erosion control work and blocked some more developing “shortcut paths” immediately above the pedestrian bridge.

All in all, the trail is in great shape and thanks, volunteers, for all your hard work!

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails volunteer on the Switchback trail

Switchback grooming in progress. 

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails volunteer grooming Switchback Trail

Doc raking some debris

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails volunteers resting

Getting ready to head out after a good workday

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails volunteers and Forest Service rep working on Switchback Trail

Hard at work!