2006 crew starting the Overlook Trail.
The Redi's Run crew gettin' a little crazy. 2009
It's 2010 and the first shovel ready to bust out Antoine's Corner trail.
Takin' a break with the "creation" on Steam Engine.
The Sawmill Trail slaves, haha.
2012 we get started on the High T trail. Short for High Traverse, and it will connect one side of the mountain to the other at around 11,630 ft. elevation.
Goofs on the High T.
This High T crew is clearly being affected by the lack of oxygen.
The very beginnings of the Gold Camp Trail build in Fall 2016. Goal of Day 1, pull stumps, rocks, shore up trail bed and cut a bench across this slope.
Big ones, small ones, it seemed never ending!
We did it! An impressive feat considering the slope angle and amount of rock and stumps that had to come out.
Gold Camp trail build continues. Keep on benching, pulling and digging. Another amazing crew!
Now it's Spring 2017 and these guys shoveled for like a hour and a half in this drainage so we could get to the job site!
Benching and pulling rocks and stumps and working to the next knarly section of trail.
Look at that sweet piece o' singletrack!
This is what Gold Camp at Hike-a-Bike looked like before. No, the camera is NOT tilted.
This is after! This whole section took some unbelievable engineering. A huge old downed tree trunk was dug out (it was covered in dirt and rocks) and moved to shore up the trail. Huge boulders were dug out and moved to holes dug on the outer edge of the trail to shore up the trail bed. It was an amazing team effort.
After a trail build day like this, time for a little craziness!!
More days working on Gold Camp trail. Yeah, were havin' some fun!
This crew finished the section to Jean's Meadow. More benching, shoring up the trail bed and pulling stumps. Building sweet singletrack is hard!
Finishing touches on Gold Camp trail at Hike-a-Bike. Makin' it sweet.
Bringing the grade down a bit more.
Final Gold Camp trail work day 2017. Lots of clearing trees and fixing up the berm corner at the switchback. Good times!
Just for grins...snow-roller donut on Gold Camp Trail.
Our trails exist because of the awesome volunteers we've had over the years. Northside is a volunteer gig for us, and we are extremely appreciative of the hours of muscle flexing that have gone into these trails.
Whether it's trail building or trail maintenance, if you volunteer for a full day of work, you will get an annual Combo access permit. A typical day starts at 9:00 and ends around 3:30-4:00ish. Shorter days will get you some daily access permits.
Please consider joining us on our trail work days. We have a load of fun while we work, and a yummy lunch is provided. Together, we can continue to make this community asset even better!
Contact us if you would like to help.
Northside at Taos Ski Valley, LLC • PO Box 400 • Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525