Now we're getting somewhere. Having juggled many a schedule, the New Mexico teams are starting to shape up. The groups below will really be covering some ground, collecting data on a total 184 miles of trail through the Gila National Forest, and across BLM land south of Cuba, NM. And it seems they just may have the experience to pull it off...
New Mexico 1
Natalie Dawson: upcoming naturalist guide author; CDTA volunteer.
Steven Taranowski: Civil engineer/surveyor; learned geologist.
Matt Feeney: Aerospace engineer; US Military GPS Center top student.
Jason Childre: Cave-mapper; New Mexico CDT experience.
Ken Haag: Team co-leader; Former Army officer; AT section-hiker.
New Mexico 3
Roger Ludwig: Team co-leader; has led hikes for troubled teens;
Cheyenne newspaper columnist.
Michael Holmes: Charter member, AHS; Fire Program Manager, USFS.
Matthew Eldred: education in Forest and Surveying Technology;
wilderness first aid trained.
Joseph Walker: USAF Special Ops veteran; rock climber.
Michael Grosh: Tug captain; AT section-hiker.
New Mexico 5
Kurt Johnson: Geologist; reportedly makes amazing dehydrated meals.
Mark Watson: Interest in ethnobotany; photographer;
doctoral student, college instructor.
Patrick Kinney: Team co-leader; Land surveyor,
25 years backpacking experience.
Frank Twenter: Firefighting and technical rescue experience;
EMT/First Aid trained; trail lover.
Mary Twenter: Publishing company owner; extensive hiking experience.