Gila Centennial: Aeroplane Mesa Kiosk Installation (2 Nights Camping)


At Aeroplane Mesa Campground and Trailhead

New Mexico Wild is supporting the Gila National Forest in the 100th anniversary of the Gila Wilderness by installing a two-panel kiosk at the Aeroplane Mesa trailhead, located on the Reserve Ranger District (4 miles east of Snow Lake).  The kiosk displays a map of the official centennial loop trail and describes the important features and history of the Gila Wilderness. New Mexico Wild in partnership with the Gila National Forest is hosting a volunteer weekend to get some of this work done!

When: Friday, June 14-16, 2024.  (Meet at Aeroplane Mesa before dark on the 14th)
Where: Aeroplane Mesa Campground and Trail Head, Reserve Ranger District, 4 miles east of Snow Lake, Gila National Forest (coordinates: 33.41817, -108.44125)

Work will include:

  • 2 nights camping at Aeroplane Campground.
  • Hand digging three large post holes to place kiosk supports.
  • Constructing metal Kiosks, placing in holes and mixing cement to support kiosk.
  • Trash cleanup.

Volunteers are asked to bring:

  • Camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cooking utensils, boots, etc.)
  • Work gloves (the Forest Service will have some on hand, but good to have a backup pair), hat, sunscreen, work pants/shirt/boots.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks EXCEPT for Saturday night.  NM Wild will make a Saturday evening meal.
  • A positive, fun, safe attitude! 

Please RSVP by June 11th using the form below. Additional Trip details will be sent to registrants via email as the trip approaches.

[Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact or with questions.]