[TREQ-NM] Northern NM trail assessments
mstandish at fs.fed.us
Thu Sep 25 12:07:04 EDT 2008
I too am unfamiliar with log books left in caches along trails- you should
know that the Forest Service also prohibits caches of any kind in Federally
designated Wilderness areas.
Maybe a blog approach would be a better idea.
s Miles Standish
Trails, Wilderness, and Special Uses
Espanola Ranger District
Santa Fe National Forest
(505) 753-7331 Phone
(505) 753-9411 Fax
mstandish at fs.fed.us
"..wilderness is a place where the hand of man has never set foot..." -
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09/23/2008 03:47 Re: [TREQ-NM] Northern NM trail
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I've never seen a log book on a trail.
> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:37:18 -0600
> From: una.smith at att.net
> To: treq-nm at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [TREQ-NM] Northern NM trail assessments
> Debbie Spickermann wrote:
> >BTW, BCH-SF has tentatively scheduled a recon-ride for the Borrego Trail
> >the newly cleared Aspen Ranch road. It is my understanding it has been
> >for horse trailers for over 2 years. Here's your chance to ride before
the winter has
> >a chance to ruin the road again. We're meeting at the De Vargas Mall and
> >for those who don't know the way. Meet time: 9:00 am, Saturday, Sept.20
at the mall.
> I'm sorry I couldn't make it, again. This summer has been a loss,
> riding wise; I haven't trailered anywhere since the spring ride
> with you in the Cerrillos Hills. Too many visitors, house repair
> projects, unscheduled vehicle maintenance (cracked radiators on
> both trucks, argh!), and family emergencies.
> So, what did you find on the Borrego Trail?
> Here is a thought. For sharing intel about trail conditions in
> some very remote places, I used to rely on notes left by others
> in trail log books and caches. I am wondering what the density
> is of trail log books on the CDT and elsewhere. Also, would it
> help to put more of them on trails under development, to gather
> more user feedback? It would be very fresh feedback...
> I confess I have not used many major trailheads in national
> forests in NM but I use SFNF trails around Los Alamos often
> and many times I have wondered about the lack of log books.
> Many times I have wanted to leave a note, such as "ponderosa
> pine fallen across trail NNN 1/2 mile from here, down slope,
> passable but dangerous for agile hikers, dogs may need to be
> lifted over, impassible by horses."
> Una Smith
> TREQ-NM at lists.ibiblio.org
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