Porvenir Canyon Trail 2020

Fifteen NMVFO volunteers camped one weekend at the (currently-closed for Covid) El Porvenir Christian Camp, at an empty ball-field, and worked along the three mile stretch of Porvenir Canyon Trail between the wilderness boundary and Hollinger Canyon Trail junction.

When some of us arrived on Thursday, remains of snow were still on the ground, and the night was cold.

Friday a few people arrived, and we stayed in one group and hiked 5 miles up to the top of the mountain at the trail junction with Hollinger Canyon Trail, and worked down, clearing deadfalls and doing some lopping. We hiked through patches of snow in the morning.

The next day several more people had arrived, and we divided into three groups: sawing, upper lopping, and lower lopping. I stayed lopping all day.

Often on Sunday we knock off early, but the remaining volunteers stayed later today because we still had so much lopping to do, and still some deadfalls.

I had not hiked Porvenir Canyon before, but oh my, it is pretty. Canyon walls become golden in the setting sun.

My trail friends made this a memorable adventure: Mike, Don, Mike & Megan, Dave & Rifka, Carlos, Dan, Dennis, Brian, Dominic, Danielle, Kai, and Paige.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

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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