Borrego and Bear Wallow 2022

13 NMVFO Volunteers gathered in the Santa Fe National Forest just beyond Hyde State Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day by working on trail for NMVFO.

These are popular trails, and the parking areas at trailheads in this region are often full. Borrego and Bear Wallow, along with Winsor, form a 2-mile loop, well-used by dogs and their humans from Santa Fe.

I took a team lopping on Bear Wallow, and Catlin and Larry led the rest widening tread on Borrego Trail.

Thanks to all who came out, especially several new volunteers, and thanks for perfect cool weather.

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Datil Well 2022

Fifteen volunteers from NMVFO, with two BLM staff, devoted a weekend improving the Datil Well Campground. On Friday several of us gathered at Eagle Guest Ranch for dinner to start the adventure.

On Saturday we divided into three teams. One built a trail to an ADA compliant site within the main campground, wide with a crusher-fine top that will later be topped with a different material. A second group installed 7 you-are-here trail map signs at intersections and closed unwanted user trails. A third group demolished old structures at viewpoints, to be replaced later with a more maintainable design.

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