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Hermit’s Peak

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


Contact Leader(s): Mark Kimmel, 505-239-8240, m_kimmel@q.com to sign up.

Join fellow volunteers with NMVFO as we continue work on a trail re-route for the Hermit Peak trail.
This trail ultimately ascends to Hermit Peak which is located within the Pecos Wilderness and stands
over 10,000’ elevation, forming a prominent landmark which can be seen for many miles from the
grasslands of eastern New Mexico. The peak is named after an Italian missionary who lived in a cave
near the summit in the mid 1860s. We will be camping at the El Porvenir Christian Camp which is a
short walk from the section of trail which we will work on. The campground is accessible by automobile.
Volunteers will need to bring their own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) as well as a plate,
bowl, cup and eating utensils. El Porvenir Christian Camp is providing us level tent sites and access to
restrooms and hot showers!

Volunteers should wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy boots (no sandals or tennis/athletic shoes) and
work gloves. Also bring sunscreen, a hat, rain protection, and snacks to get you from meal-to-meal.
Drinking water is available in camp, but bring some water bottles. Tools and hard-hats will be provided.
Participants can start to show up at the El Porvenir Campground at noon on Thursday, and we hope that
all folks have arrived and set up their camp by Thursday dinner so that we can have a project meeting to
go over details and safety considerations after dinner.

Meals will be cooked by an award-winning trail chef who has supported numerous projects with very
tasty meals. All meals, from dinner Thursday night to lunch on Sunday, will be provided. We hope that
volunteers can stay for the entire project, but weekend volunteers or even day volunteers are welcome.
Just let the project leader know when you will be joining and for how long, for meal planning purposes.
The sign-up deadline is Thursday, September 14. Contact Project Leader Mark Kimmel at 505-239-8240
or m_kimmel@q.com with any questions, and/or to sign up for the project.

– Start Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 2016 at 12:00PM
– End Date & Time: Sunday, September 24, 2016 at 12:00PM

– Meeting Location:

Please visit this link http://nmvfo.org/volunteer/volunteer-faq/ if you have any questions about what to
expect on an NMVFO project.


September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


Mark Kimmel