Work Day – July 18th!

What we’ll be doing

Just like we’ve done over the last couple of work days, this month we’re enjoying Cloudcroft again to work around the historical trestle on the Brooks property. As part of a systematic effort to control erosion under the trestle, we will start building “gully plugs” upstream from the trestle and bridge. The erosion is starting to undercut the trestle structure and if left unchecked, it will eventually drop the trestle into the steep canyon below. Again, these efforts are in support of having the Trestle eventually recognized as a historical site.

Also, we’ll continue doing some brush cutting and in turn, use part of the cuttings to block an area where unauthorized access has been occurring. There will certainly be work for all skill levels!

*SPECIAL TREAT* Bonnie has let us know that she will be serving us fresh baked cookies during our break!

Again, we will have shirts and caps with the NEW NM Rails-to-Trails Association logo on sale when we gather up!

If you still haven’t had a chance to check out our 98th Newsletter, now’s your chance! Just click on this link to view or download!

 NMRTA Newsletter Issue #98

We’ll be walking down to the worksite from the parking area, detailed below.

When/Where: Saturday, July 18th, 2015. We’ll meet at 9am and we’ll work until noon.

Directions to the Village Spur Trailhead parking area (click this link for a Google map)

Driving Directions

Head on up to Cloudcroft as you normally would. We’ll be parking and meeting at the Village Spur Trailhead parking area where Highway 130 intersects with Highway 82. It’s easy to spot there on your right just as you enter Cloudcroft if coming in from High Rolls or Alamogordo.


If you need any additional information, please call 575-434-1949 (ask for Grady) or e-mail