Work Day – September 9/18/2021

We are having a work day Saturday, September 18, from 9 am to noon!

What We Will Be Doing: We will be working on the Switchback Trail to Calico Peak trail extension.*

What to Bring: Water, gloves and sunscreen. We will provide the tools.

Where to Meet: Volunteers should meet at the Switchback Trailhead in Bailey Canyon.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Gary Truex at or 575-714-2028 if you plan to attend.

Directions to the Switchback Trailhead from Alamogordo:

  • Take US Hwy 82 from Alamogordo toward Cloudcroft.
  • Turn left onto Bailey Canyon Rd just past mile marker 14.
  • Cross the cattle guard and park.

*Hikers wanted now to help with trailblazing! Lynn Melton is marking the Switchback-to-Calico Peak trail extension, and is seeking hiking companions, starting now, through the Fall. The first step is to follow the approved 6-7 mile GPX track and mark the trail route with trail signs. The schedule is very flexible. There is a 400 foot rise at the start, followed by a long 1500 foot descent. Please contact Lynn today at and get out there!