Sandia Ranger District Trail Ambassador Volunteers

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  1. skerry00

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    The Sandia Ranger District of the Cibola NF in Tijeras, NM is currently looking for volunteers for a newly created "Trail Ambassador" program. While still in it's infancy, we're moving toward gearing up this season and we're looking for a few interested folks to help us "pilot" the program. The basic idea is to have a select number of "Ambassadors" working with myself and my trails foreman riding the trails in Cedro and Otero to provide information and education to trail users about safe and responsible trail use.

    Thanks to a grant from the NM Dept of Game & Fish, we've been able to purchase gear and pay for some required training.

    If this is of interest or have any questions, please contact Kerry Wood, Trails Manager at kwood@fs.fed.us.
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  2. AKASY

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    Hey folks the Cedro Peak area has some great trails--and it is really nice to have it in our backyard. I think this is a chance to give back to help improve the area and also to pay it forward to future riders. I'm going to drop him an email--I've talked to him while in the Forest Service office before--I may be a bit out of it after my shoulder surgery at the end of the month but I'm going to try and help out. Anybody else interested :ear:ear

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  3. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Man, I was thinking hard about it. I just don't know about the time frames. I may send him an email.
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  4. gregdee

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    Hey Skerry - I'd be interested in helping out with this too (wzl from mtbr here).

    How's the trail planning coming? Remember the maps I sent you last fall?
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  5. nmdave7

    nmdave7 two wheel junkie

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    I sent him an email earlier today to get more info. I love riding up there during the summer. Wouldn't mind giving back a little to make sure the place gets taken care of and stays open.
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    I live less than a mile from the Tablazon Trailhead, and would be up for both MTB and Moto patrols. It is truly my "backyard" and I would love to help take care of it. I will send an email.

    -Ryan
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  7. gregdee

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    Me too. I live about 1 mile due east of the ranger station and can see Cedro Peak from my living room. In fact, if it wasn't snowing right now I could probably see Cedro Peak in the moonlight from where I am typing this. I bought this place specifically for the trail access. It's a 5 minute ride to get onto the Coyote trail from my garage. I began courting Kerry last fall to get on his A-list and as far as I am concerned Kerry is the best thing that has happened to the trails out here in a long, long time. We exchanged ideas and I did a little trail work with him up at Otero. But Cedro is where the work is really needed. There is so much here and if we adopt it and really take care of it, the trails here could be superb!
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    ryanco Dirt Torpedo

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    Just wanting to make sure my email went through to the appropriate individual. Haven't seen anything since first post from OP.

    -Ryan
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  9. AKASY

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    Yea got an email back from him today with a description of the program--looks real simple and easy to help out. Anyone still interested should get an email to him.:ear
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  10. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Uh-huh....

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  11. skerry00

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    Hey folks, sorry I wasn't paying attention to the thread and just looking for emails. Anyway, if you have questions contact me at the office - 505-281-3304 or kwood@fs.fed.us

    I'm looking for a small group of riders (4-5) to start out and build as the program develops and as money comes available. I may be looking at a Yamaha Access Grant in the future. Anyway, I've recieved about 3 or 4 inquiries but nothing in ink so if you're still thinking about it let me know.

    Wzl - Trail planning is still going forward. We'll have a few new reroutes opening this spring/early summer plus we'll be building a new trail on the Tunnel side starting in April. I'll post up when the dates are confirmed, will be a really sweet trail with lots of ledges and a few cliff side riding sections. Good on two wheels!!

    Thanks,

    Kerry Wood
    Trails Manager - Sandia RD
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    ryanco Dirt Torpedo

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    I got my email reply shortly after posting that I had not heard anything. Sounds like a great program. I have filled out my application and submitted via email.

    -Ryan
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  13. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    Great to meet you at the NMOHVA meeting this morning, Kerry----I'm looking forward to meeting up with you in the morning so you can show me some trails in the Cedro area.

    I am interested in volunteering to help with the trail maintenance you mentioned, we'll talk more tomorrow!!


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    Confusing, thought I was already in for this.
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    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    they told me you were the team leader, Chris.....we're following you! :deal
    (we'll need HD footage of the whole enchilada.....)
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  16. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Nope. :nah You've got a bad reputation. :lol3
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  17. AKASY

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    sent you an email

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    Good stuff so far Kerry. I can't ride MTB's right now due to a back issue that prevents me from pedaling but my right wrist still works:D. Just road the Coyote Cutover, or whatever it was called, on my wife's KLX140L this evening and wow, that was some techy stuff! You keep building 'em like that and you will have quite the support team behind. Nice work man.:clap:clap:clap
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    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    i rode the coyote trail with Kerry today, and was totally impressed! nice singletrack (helps to have a guide that knows the area).....thanks for the tour, Kerry!
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  20. NMTrailboss

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    Little bit of good news for a change...

    DualSpaz and I rode some Cedro trails today...about 40 miles worth. We rode the new Coyote Split trail and the re-routed and lengthened Delbert's trail as well. These trails are amazing!! I can't thank Kerry Wood and the volunteers who helped build these trails enough! They have good flow but remained technical and challenging. The re-routes of Lower Mohagany and Poker Chip are awesome as well! Rare to see re-routes actually be better than the original trail. Great to see the trails built in a way that leads one trail to the next with minimal roads as well. All trails were very well marked with trail name and number at the beginning and end of each trail and with barriers to limit trail to ATV width trail or motorcycle width. Just wish we could see this kind of improvements on other trail systems in NM.

    Just wanted to recognize and give a big thanks to Kerry and all the volunteers who put in the efforts to make these improvements. It's seems rare these days that we get to say anything positive about motorcycle trails. Great work!! :clap

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