|A happy tree pardoned from the plowman's blade|
By Spring the trail builders ought to have a connector in place tunneling beneath St. Francis to the Zia Rd. trailhead and bike path on the west side of St. Francis. This will also be great because crossing through the adjacent intersection es un poco peligro buey.
|Early trail cut by Zia - looking north|
|Early trail cut by Siringo - looking north|
|Early trail cut near St. Michael's Dr. - heading north|
|The Groundhog Day of first tracks|
Using the new trail has also given me a break from my usual loops, circuits, and out-and-backs which is pretty nice. I can launch out to the hospital then northeast to Museum Hill rather than the tough but familiar trot up the wash of Arroyo Chamiso. Museum Hill has a sweet new trail winding through the arroyo system to its north side, part of a planned new botanical garden or something. Connect these two new trail sections with the older Museum Hill footpaths on the southside and what you have is a stellar new 7-8mi loop just in time for the coming Fall. New trails and link-ups are really awesome. High five.
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- Museum Hill Footpaths
- Arroyo Chamiso to the Foothills