The Trail Tamers are returning to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park to work on Trail maintenance between November 3rd and November 8th.
This will be a trail maintenance project involving the cleaning and repairing of water bars and will not involve new trail construction; however, it will require volunteers to hike up and down the trail each day. Volunteers should also be prepared for wind and temperature extremes.
The crew will camp in the group campsite in the Pine Springs campground and the proposed trail work will be on the Bear Canyon Trail/Bowl. Please note that this hiking trail is strenuous and the trail work will be strenuous. We are looking for adults who are physically able to do trail maintenance. No experience necessary. An "Intro to Trail Maintenance" course will be given the evening of November 3.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park includes 86,416 acres in west Texas, just south of the New Mexico state line and north of U.S. Highway 62/180. The Guadalupe Mountains rise more than 3,000 feet above the arid Chihuahuan Desert that surrounds them. El Capitan, the park's most striking feature, is a 1,000 foot high limestone cliff. Nearby Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 feet above sea level, is the highest point in Texas.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located in far West Texas on U.S. Highway 62/180. The driving distance is 110 miles east of El Paso, Texas, or 56 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico
Kevin Deiters is the crew leader for the project and he looking to recruit eight volunteers for trail work and two volunteers to plan and cook meals. The project fee for members is $100.