Mexican Canyon - Rio Chiquito Trail Project; July 12 - 15


Mexican Canyon - Rio Chiquito Trail Project:  Friday, July 12 through Monday, July 15, 2013

What better place to be in July than the high (and cool) mountain meadows of northern New Mexico! Our camp will be at 9,100 feet next to the Rio Chiquito amidst pine and aspen. Beginning with Friday dinner our project cook, Gary Holcomb, will provide hearty and delicious breakfasts and dinners to trail workers. Evening activities will include the usual conviviality and enjoyment of our scenic environs with the special bonus option of beaver observation - beaver ponds abound on the Rio Chiquito. This will be backcountry camping - NMVFO will supply the latrine.

During the day we will rejuvenate Trail 121 (also known as the Rio Chiquito and Jarocita Trails) with the guidance of Craig Saum, Carson National Forest Trails & Wilderness Project Manager. Work will include brushing and clearing, tread work, signage and whatever else needs to be done. If time permits we will also work on the trail from FR 438 up to Quintana Pass. Distance on foot to the work site will not exceed 2.5 miles. There will be a variety of tasks suitable to varying energy levels - something for everyone!

This project runs Friday, July 12 through Monday, July 15. Come for as many days as you choose but since the Forest Service has limited us to 10 volunteers preference will be given to volunteers who can work 2 days or more. You are also welcome to come before the project begins or to stay after our work is completed.

What to bring. Camping gear - tent, bag, pad, camp chair, insect repellent, sunblock, eating dishes and utensils, day pack, water bottles, binoculars. Clothing - long-sleeved shirt, long pants, work boots, hat, eye protection (sunglasses are OK) and gloves for work. Bring clothing suitable for all kinds of weather - hot, cool and (dare we to hope?) wet. Food and drink - bring your own lunches and beverages - it's BYOB. Also bring water for your personal use as well as some to share for the kitchen if possible. Water can be filtered from Rio Chiquito if you have a water filter.

If you would like to sign up or just want more information, contact the project leader, Deborah Radcliffe, at [masked] or (505) 255-4960. Please sign up by Sunday, July 7, 2013.


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  • Deborah R

    Jeff and I plan to arrive on Wednesday afternoon.

    July 5, 2013

    • J. G.

      I out of school ...if you need help...drop me a line

      July 5, 2013

  • Jim W.

    Deborah: Are you arriving there on Thursday July 11?

    June 23, 2013

  • Jim W.

    Deborah: Are you arriving there on Thursday July 11?

    June 23, 2013

  • Marcy

    leaving for Cape Cod July 10 or would join you!

    June 3, 2013

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