Elena Gallegos 2016

The NMVFO held a training workshop for trail work on March 17, at a meeting room provided by REI. Even though I have gone to a few projects, I thought it would be useful to take the class and learn some of the finer points of trail work.

Chris, Larry, and Ed were speakers, and a good quality Forest Service video helped with the instruction.

The following Saturday, we met at Elena Gallegos Open Space in the Sandia foothills above Albuquerque to practice what we learned in class. Here we re-route trail, with photos before and after the trail is put in. Survey flags show the intended route.

Later we block the old trail, plant cactus and “scarify”.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

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