There was a great turn out for our monthly volunteer work day! This month we had 18 folks to help out with the Rim Trail; some of our volunteers were big and some were small, but everyone pitched in! We ended up splitting into two groups. One groups started on the Rim Trail at the trailhead a little over a mile south of Cloudcroft. The other group drove a bit further south and hiked down some steep terrain to access the trail further south. As the first group worked their way south, the other worked northwards and we eventually met in the middle. All in all, the trail was already in pretty good shape. There was a few sections that need some minor work and a stretch that got quite a bit of brush trimmed back. Overall, we covered almost 2 miles of trail.

A New Mexico Rails-to-Trails crew of volunteers

Everyone getting ready to head out to work!

We can certainly check off the first 2 miles of the Rim Trail off of our list for a while. Thanks everyone for the hard work and we hope to see you out with us again!

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

Trimming back a section of the Rim Trail

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails pint sized volunteer

Somehow this little flower sprang to life and gave us a hand!

New Mexico Rails-to-Trails volunteers at the Rim Trail

Everyone gathered up before we called it a day

View of White Sands from the Rim Trail

Beautiful view on a beautiful day

For more great photos of the day, please check out our official Flickr page!