A small group from the NMVFO hiked in from John F Kennedy Campground on the west side of the Manzano Mountains for an “add-on” project (not part of published schedule of trail projects) to cut downed trees blocking Trigo Canyon Trail. We tried to keep social distancing as much as practical to follow pandemic rules. The Forest Service requested the group stay limited to under 5 people, and no lopping is allowed due to last year’s court ruling on the Mexican Spotted Owl.
Since we are in wilderness area, a cross-cut saw is required, and we cleared about 25 logs, including a couple of immense Ponderosa pines. Good times. Thanks to project leader Don and members Nick and Mike for a fine outing