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Piedra Lisa Trail

March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Contact Leader(s): Bill Velasquez, 505-225-5774, nmvfo@live.com to sign up.

We will be working with the Friends of Piedra Lisa on their adopted trail in the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. They maintain a protected species closure area that needs to be re-signed for the public.

Work will include postings and installation of new signs where old ones have been vandalized or stolen. We will also be doing general trail maintenance along the upper half of the trail. This will primarily involve water bar clean out/repair and check dam construction/repair in areas of severe water damage.

Because the posting of the signs is required for enforcement of the closure, this project will take place regardless of weather conditions. So bring your lunch, plenty of water, lots of sunscreen and dress in layers.

We will meet at the trailhead at 08:30 AM and begin our hike to the work area. We will be working much of the two miles of the trail, but be advised that the grade is steep with an elevation gain of 1200’ in those two miles, so come prepared for a good work out that will help you lose some of that Christmas pudding and Mardi Gras gumbo you smeared on yourself!   There are plenty of great places to stop and rest on your way up while enjoying some spectacular views.

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Due to limitations placed on use by the USFS, space is limited to 10 volunteers. You must also be a US Citizen per USFS requirements.  This is a hard hat project, so bring yours or one will be provided for you. Due to the space limitations it is mandatory that you contact the project leader to register for this project or you could be turned away at the trailhead. We appreciate your understanding.


March 4, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bill Velasquez