Foothills Open Space at Copper 2019

The NMVFO re-routed trail in the Sandia Mountain foothills in Albuquerque, at the Copper trailhead (near the I40 Tramway exit) this Saturday. On Thursday new members took a class on trail building, and today new (and old) members put these new skills into practice, starting with a safety briefing.

We were joined by Albuquerque Open Space staff Jim, Bill, Jonathan, and Tricia– several recognized from previous projects. They had already flagged the new routes, and we split into three teams to build trail or do rock-work.

After lunch break…

… we closed off old trail by scarifying and planting cacti.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

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