New Mexico Overland SOTA trip May 3-13

I am planning a 10-day 4x4 Overland SOTA trip across southern New Mexico May 3-13. We will be starting out near Queen, NM. The tentative route will pass through the Lincoln NF, Cibola NF, Gila NF, and Apache-Sitgreaves NF. Most of our route will be on Forest Roads, and we will be dispersed camping. There are many SOTA summits planned. Anyone interested in joining us send me an email, or reply on here. So far, we have four vehicles in our convoy. If we have alot of participants, we can even have parallel routes and activate multiple summits at the same time.

If you plan to join us for the section west of Socorro, NM, be aware of the scarce availability of fuel and groceries until we reach the town of Reserve, NM. Get everything you need for several days before leaving Socorro. The Gila Wilderness is very remote and there are dozens of summits in the area that have never been activated.

Baton Rouge,LA
W5A-Arkansas manager


There are many travel and camping restrictions for out-of-state visitors in NM at this moment. Please check up-to-date restrictions closer to your trip.
Good luck!
73! Oleh

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