Gila Trails: Wood Haul Wagon Road

April 29, 2024

Working with Gila Trails and the Backcountry Horsemen to clear part of Wood Haul Wagon Road. It was a lovely day to be outdoors, and it feels good to help care for our wonderful trail system!

hikers heading up the trail with tools

Starting out, on a beautiful morning.

Tim working with a loppers near the wagon wheel ruts

Tim working with a loppers near where supply wagons hauling wood from the Piños Altos range carved deep ruts in the volcanic caprock.

before photo of trail clearing

BEFORE: Working with a loppers and a hand saw to clear brush on a steep section of Wood Haul Wagon Road.

after photo of trail clearing


view to the south from Wood Haul Wagon Road

There were terrific views, all day long. Here's looking south toward the Chino Mine.

a very old national recreational trail sign

A very old sign for National Recreational Trails.

Indian Paintbrush

A big and beautiful Indian Paintbrush.

Melissa and Garrett

Garrett and Melissa, our amazing trail bosses!

three hikers descending the trail they just cleared

Dave, Garrett and Melissa enjoying the fruits of their labor.

two women on horses riding toward the mountains

Backcountry Horsewomen.

woman wearing hard hat

Hard-Hatted Woman.