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Trail Validation and Mapping in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness

Date: 
Tue, 2017-11-28

Please join us Tuesday, November 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Dierdre Monroe.

This project (started in the spring of 2017) has nominally involved ground-based validation of US Forest Service trails in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.  However, the project expanded extended well beyond the initial, simple task. Working together with the USFS, NM Mounted SAR, Back Country Horsemen and AERC, project participants have resolved 40-year old old trail mysteries, identified historical trails, helped coordinate trail clearing crews, installed signage for largely unmarked trails, and brought new interest and activity to an area that has long been considered “a good place to get lost.” This project has given the USFS the timely information has been needed to manage this area and has brought new life to a great hiking and backpacking area close to Los Alamos.

Social at 6:45 p.m., reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m.

Photo: A view from the Continental Divide Trail of the Cerro Pedernal

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