Landavaso Trail 2023

About 28 volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day by building 1.0 miles of the 3.5 mile Landavaso Trail just west of Magdalena. Socorro Trails partnered with BLM Socorro and several Magdalena volunteers, with donations from Socorro Walmart and Tumbleweeds Cafe/SCOPE.

Mike and Marty from BLM had already roughed out the trail with a custom-built drag-plow, so volunteers used McLeods and pick-mattocks to remove grass and rock and smooth out trail, in rolling grassland among scattered juniper and piñon.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is expected to finish the trail next month. We look forward to hiking this trail… often!

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Jemez Mountains Cleanup 2 2023

Six NMVFO volunteers returned to the Jemez, picking up litter along dispersed campsites along Forest Road 144, in a joint project with NMWild and the Jemez Ranger District.

I do not know of a way to make gripping photos of people using litter pickup tools. But we did find that a litter picker makes a good improvised selfie-stick…

photo credit Catlin

Landavaso Trail Scouting 2023

Mike C. and Marty from the Socorro BLM office invited me along to walk the proposed multi-use Landavaso Trail 3.5 mile loop just north of Hwy 60 and the Magdalena airport.

The area is rolling grassy hills with juniper and piñon (mostly juniper), small scattered surface rocks, surrounded by views of several distant peaks and mountain ranges.

BLM is organizing a trail building session on National Public Lands Day, September 23, 2023, and is hoping for a large group of local volunteers to help out.

Come join us, no advance registration required.