Osha June 2020

Don, Dennis, Mike, and I returned yet again to the John F Kennedy Campground trailhead to work on Osha Trail in the Manzano Wilderness, hiking up 4.25 miles and 2000 feet elevation gain to clear about 17 blowdowns with a crosscut saw or dragging off the trail. We also blocked about a dozen false paths caused by game trails, short-cutting switchbacks, and temporary reroutes around blowdowns.

We were not able to get all the way to Osha Peak this outing, so perhaps we will come in from the east for a follow-on project, parking at Capilla Peak campground. Upper Osha has many more false trails, and past work thinning trees near the peak makes it hard to spot old trail by looking at saw marks.

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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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