Foothills Open Space at Menaul 2018

Thursday, March 15, the New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) held their annual trail building workshop classroom session at REI for anyone interested in learning about building trails. The following Saturday about 40 people worked on a project in the Albuquerque Foothills at the end of Menaul to practice our new skills, led by several members of the Albuquerque Open Space Division.

After the orientation and safety briefing

we worked on re-routing a section of trail

and then closed the old trail by scarifying and planting native vegetation.

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.