Six Mile Scouting 2024

Rob, Nick, and I returned to the Magdalenas for a scouting trip for an upcoming NMVFO/Socorro-Trails project. We drove up Water Canyon Road and started hiking at Ryan Hill Trail, at the “X” on the map, first a two-track that goes past an old mine, narrowing to single track.

At the intersection we headed west on Six Mile Trail, flagging a route that had nearly disappeared in many places. We removed some downed trees and cleared forest litter covering the tread, to make the upcoming project easier for trail crews to follow. Oak and mountain mahogany are growing into the trail in abundance, and it looks like the upcoming project will involve a great deal of lopping.

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.

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