New recruits stand proudly on a new grade reversal on Dorothy Stewart Trail, Sept. 30

Atalaya Trail, Oct. 7: Hard hats are required to work on national forest trails.

In September and October, we turned our attention to the City’s Dorothy Stewart Trail and Santa Fe National Forest’s Atalaya Trail, for which we recently renewed our adoption.  Although we hadn’t worked on either for several years, these trails were in relatively good shape thanks to work by other, “informal” community volunteers over the years.  We still found opportunities to de-berm and enhance or create new “grade reversals” to re-route storm drainage off of the trail – in the “unlikely” event of rain!

Atalaya Trail: In a pair of work days on Oct. 7 and 14, we nearly made it to the top – leaving a couple of tough spots for a future boy scout project!