GUIDE: LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST
Revised and expanded by Lynn Melton
This website and the companion book are
dedicated to extending to all
the joy of being in the Lincoln National Forest that John W. Stockert
made possible with his book Trail Guide: Lincoln National
latest edition of John Stockert's book is dated 2002, and there have
been changes to many of the trails in the Lincoln National Forest --
additions, deletions, damage
from fire and flood, and reroutings. I have worked to bring
Stockert's work up-to-date. I have admired the wonderful
in his book, and whenever possible I have retained his prose.
pause for a while on the next web page to check out the links for
safety, electronics in the forest, and suggestions on how to use this
website. You can help to improve this website. Please send comments
and suggestions to LNFTG14@gmail.com.
Let us all enjoy the trails, safely and mindful of the treasures of the
Lincoln National Forest.
2017. Many updates! I hiked 23 Smokey Bear RD trails in
2016, includng all trails closed as a result of the 2012
Little Bear fire.
A small side canyon near the Devil's Den Trail
in the Guadalupe Ranger District
Sierra Blanca seen from the ridge of the Capitan Mountains
in the Smokey Bear Ranger District
More than a hundred years ago a logging railroad spur ran here,
near Cloudcroft in the Sacramento Ranger District.
|Indian Divide Interpretative Hike|
here for interesting links
||New Mexico Rails to Trails
Mexican Canyon Trestle
Melton is solely responsible for the content of this website.
some cases material has been used from the USDA Lincoln National Forest
website, and that material is in the public domain. All other
material in this website is copyrighted by Lynn Melton and is subject
You may link to this website, but you may not transfer any of
web pages, images, descriptions, etc. to any other publicly available