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It's time to make your plans for Trail Days 2018! This year's festival will bring the wonder and excitement of the CDT to beautiful Silver City, New Mexico. Check out the event page for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

CDT Trail Days 2018

April 27, 2018, 9:00am - April 29, 2018, 12:00pm

It's time to mark your calendars! The fourth annual Trail Days Festival will take place April 27-29, 2018 in Silver City, New Mexico. Trail Days is a fun-filled weekend of educational and inspirational presentations, gear demos, raffles, food and drink, dancing, a community hike, and much more. It brings together CDT hikers and the vibrant community of southwest New Mexico. Join us as we kick off the 2018 hiking season and make this year's Trail Days the biggest and best yet! To see the full schedule, visit: www.continentaldividetrail.org/trail-days-2018 Stay tuned for more information about our presenters and gear vendors. For information on transportation and lodging, visit: www.continentaldividetrail.org/cdt-gateway-communities/silver-city/ Questions? Email gateway@continentaldividetrail.org

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It's time to mark your calendars! The fourth annual Trail Days Festival will take place April 27-29, 2018 in Silver City, New Mexico.

Trail Days is a fun-filled weekend of educational and inspirational presentations, gear demos, raffles, food and drink, dancing, a community hike, and much more. It brings together CDT hikers and the vibrant community of southwest New Mexico. Join us as we kick off the 2018 hiking season and make this year's Trail Days the biggest and best yet!

To see the full schedule, visit: www.continentaldividetrail.org/trail-days-2018 Stay tuned for more information about our presenters and gear vendors.

For information on transportation and lodging, visit: www.continentaldividetrail.org/cdt-gateway-communities/silver-city/

Questions? Email gateway@continentaldividetrail.org
... See MoreSee Less

CDT Trail Days 2018

April 27, 2018, 9:00am - April 29, 2018, 12:00pm

It's time to mark your calendars! The fourth annual Trail Days Festival will take place April 27-29, 2018 in Silver City, New Mexico. Trail Days is a fun-filled weekend of educational and inspirational presentations, gear demos, raffles, food and drink, dancing, a community hike, and much more. It brings together CDT hikers and the vibrant community of southwest New Mexico. Join us as we kick off the 2018 hiking season and make this year's Trail Days the biggest and best yet! To see the full schedule, visit: www.continentaldividetrail.org/trail-days-2018 Stay tuned for more information about our presenters and gear vendors. For information on transportation and lodging, visit: www.continentaldividetrail.org/cdt-gateway-communities/silver-city/ Questions? Email gateway@continentaldividetrail.org

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Do you hate trash? Are you an instagram fanatic? CDTC is partnering with Americorps and the town of Silver City, NM to host a trash cleanup/group photography meetup on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. New Mexico followers, we'd love to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Shoot The Ditch

January 15, 2018, 1:00pm - January 15, 2018, 3:00pm

Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for an Instameet/Clean Up in Big Ditch Park. Don't know what an "Instameet" is? An Instameet is a bunch of people getting together in a designated location to take photos for Instagram. Don't have an Instagram account or a camera? That's ok! Our main goal is to pick up trash and have fun! We'll be walking next to the Big Ditch and the surrounding trails to clean up and beautify the park and to get some great photos. Don't forget- you can take some awesome photos with your smart phone, too! All are welcome, but parents please use your discretion. Some areas of the park have rough, uneven and slippery terrain, not to mention water, which is very low at this time, but children should be supervised at all times. Participants may want to wear gloves. We will have a few "trash-grabbers" and trash bags availqable, but feel free to bring your own. Weather permitting we will begin promptly at 1pm at Kelly Street and The Big Ditch. There is parking at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center and on Main Street Plaza between 7th and 8th Streets adjacent to Big Ditch Park. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see photos from the event - @VisitSilverCity and use the hashtags #VisitSilverCity #SilverCityNM and #ShootTheDitch to share your photos of the Big Ditch with us.

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Check out the new 50th anniversary National Scenic and Historic Trails map! Partnership for the National Trails System

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We are LOVING this special edition National Scenic and Historic Trails map! Available for download at www.trails50.org/toolkit/ #findyourtrail #findyourway

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As we begin celebrating 40 years of the #CDT, it's a great opportunity to share the history of the landscapes it traverses. People often call the area where the CDT southern terminus is- the "Bootheel" of New Mexico. Today is the day in 1853 the NM Bootheel was added to the United States. This post also shows how all of our National Trails, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018, are connected! Thanks for sharing Oregon-California Trails Association

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Today in History 1853: Southern U.S. border established James Gadsden, the U.S. minister to Mexico, and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico, sign the Gadsden Purchase in Mexico City. The treaty settled the dispute over the location of the Mexican border west of El Paso, Texas, and established the final boundaries of the southern United States. For the price of $15 million, later reduced to $10 million, the United States acquired approximately 30,000 square miles of land in what is now southern New Mexico and Arizona. Jefferson Davis, the U.S. secretary of war under President Franklin Pierce, had sent Gadsden to negotiate with Santa Anna for the land, which was deemed by a group of political and industrial leaders to be a highly strategic location for the construction of the southern transcontinental railroad. In 1861, the “big four” leaders of western railroad construction–Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker–established the Southern Pacific branch of the Central Pacific Railroad. (From History Today) Be sure to sign up for our March 1-3 Gila Bend Symposium to learn more! www.octa-trails.org/news/registration-materials-for-gila-bend-symposium-are-now-ready

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