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July 25, 2017 at 8:56 am #3866AnonymousInactive
I would definitely be interested in trail scouting if they were planned on Saturdays instead of Fridays. I work Monday-Friday! 🙁July 25, 2017 at 9:46 am #3876AnonymousInactive
Currently only on Fridays, just call in 🙂July 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm #3877AnonymousInactive
I would be interested as well if on a Saturday.August 2, 2017 at 12:26 pm #3887AnonymousInactive
The team went out last Friday to 31 mile road starting in Chili NM, (9 miles north of Española. It was a beautiful route with excellent tree coverage and many small water crossings. Unfortunately at approximately 9.5 miles in, the trail had been recently washed away. We were told that months earlier a different group was able to travel up the stream and reconnect with the trail. We walked the stream and it seems that a rockslide had made the route exceptionaly challenging as well. Continuing along the stream presented to many equipment risks and we decided to turn around.
The consensus of the scouting team that participated is that as an out and back this should be a “modified jeep only” trail. In its current condition this route is not suitable for a NMJG run.
We will keep an eye on this one, with some cleanup it has a lot of potential.August 4, 2017 at 10:03 am #3893AnonymousInactive
Roy. The Ladron mountain run has a video of parts of the trail from nm 4 wheelers , who took that trail in 2010. You can find it if you goto New Mexico Jeep clubs videos an lookmfor Riley NM.August 4, 2017 at 10:35 am #3894AnonymousInactive
Thanks Gary! I’ll check it out. I’m going to be on travel for work most of August, we’re planning on some scouting in early SeptemberAugust 11, 2017 at 12:14 am #3900AnonymousInactive
Not sure what you all have in mind for the Sierra Ladrones. Almost all of the area around the actual mountain is a BLM Wilderness Study Area where no motorized travel is permitted. There are a few in-holdings (private land and state land) that may have roads into them but the last time I tried one (about 3 years ago) it was gated and locked. All of that said, there is wheeling that can be done in the vicinity (southwest of the peak, generally). There are roads (trails) on National Forest land, some of which will be closed when the draft MVUM is officially published (it may change a bit from its current configuration – depending on input from stakeholders). You can find the draft travel map on line. There are county roads (two track) that (believe it or not) have some interesting places (some directly in the road and some, like the steps at Cedro, off to the side). There is the old Riley ghost town that is interesting. There are a lot of rocks in the area though I’ve not seen a track that had a difficult succession of rocks that would be a challenge to crawl in a built rig.
I’ve included a link to a video featuring Jennifer Chapin that was done for Advance Auto Parts earlier this year – https://youtu.be/wcBVUKtvDh4November 2, 2017 at 10:20 am #4314JoeBMember
Roy – I’m good to go to the Manzanos tomorrow. How’s the Tijeras ranger station at 9:00 sound for a meeting point?November 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm #4315ValkyrieKeymaster
Awesome!! I’ll be there, here’s my number 280-3020
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