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.

The final day we did trail maintenance on the northern loop, bypassing ditched tread.

Our cook crew did a fantastic job, and good conversation at meals and around the campfire added to a memorable weekend.

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Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at sagebrush.com, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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