Date: Saturday May 6th
Time: 9:00 for Ride with Lunch meeting to follow about noonish.
Location: Continental Divide Radar Site.
Project: To prepare for September fundraiser ride.
Bring lunch fixings as we will have the monthly meeting during the lunch after the ride.
Directions to the trail head are as follows:
Follow I-40 to exit 47 at Continental Divide. Turn south from the exit and then turn right. You will pass a building with a blue roof (used to be a Stuckey’s) on the left. Go 0.2 miles and turn left onto FR 464. You will go over a cattle guard and onto a one lane paved road. Follow this road for 3.8 miles. At 3.3 miles you will go through a gate into USFS land. There are flat areas on the right that are good for camping.
There is a gas station and a shop at Continental Divide where you turn off I-40.
You’re welcome to stay and camp overnight and ride again on Sunday if you want.
Date: Sunday April 23, 2017
Location: Junction of USFS 180 and USFS 178 South of Bluewater Lake.
Trails Mapping in the Bluewater area. I still want to check out the trail up to Mt Sedgewick, but there are other trails to ride in there as well.
Note: all rides subject to cancellation due to weather or fire conditions. Check weather and call before you haul just in case. This one’s close to Anna’s house so she should know the conditions that day. Parking site is suitable for overnight camping. If you want to come the day before and camp, or camp overnight after the ride you are welcome.
If you come in from I-40 at the Thoreau Exit (53) and travel up Highway 612 to the end of the pavement. I believe it’s about 4 miles on the gravel road to the road junction. However if you come from Grants and get on the Gravel road in Grants. it’s approximately 30 miles of gravel road. Easiest to come down I-40 to Thoreau sometimes due to logging trucks.
The Chapter will host a booth at the Equine Health fair at the Grants Rodeo Grounds on April 8, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Our monthly meeting will be right after the event ends approximately 3:30 p.m. at member Debbie Bodley’s house right around the corner from the rodeo grounds. Stop by the booth for more information. We will have fliers and information as well as fundraiser items for sale.
Come join us.
Our chapter has been invited to participate in a local geocaching event in and around Grants NM. We have been out on a trail close to Grants to set up a few cache points and evaluate the trail for equestrian geocaching.
Come join us June 3rd, 2017 for a fun filled event day and a nice trail ride.