Crowd Turns Out for Satch Cowan Trail Dedication

A crowd gathers for this morning’s Satch Cowan Trail Dedication and Ribbon Cutting event at the trailhead near the existing Quemazon Trail in Western Area. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County

Fifth-grade students from Mountain Elementary School participated in today’s dedication as they had been involved along with local trails volunteers led by the County’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin on the construction of the trail. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County

Everyone gathered for a group photo at this morning’s dedication of the Satch Cowan Trail. Prior to improvements, the trail had already been in existence and hiked for years as a “social trail.” Now, the trail will offer a double rim trail for hikers using the popular Quemazon trails network. Today, the County officially incorporated the Satch Cowan Trail into its open trails network system and will update its trails maps. The County Council approved the naming of the trail after Satch Cowan, a local resident and avid hiker, in response to a petition brought forward last Spring after meeting Charter requirements for naming a County trail after a deceased individual. The petitioners have contributed up to $7,000 toward the creation of the trail, signage, markers and information about Cowan, using private donations from a memorial fund. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/Los Alamos County



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