TRACKS is dedicated to using, promoting, preserving,
and protecting multi-use trails throughout Pinetop-Lakeside and the White Mountains. It strives to support
and assist the development, maintenance, and improvement of non-motorized trails, and to provide a resource
for education, communication, and social interaction designed to enhance the enjoyment of outdoor experiences
on the trails.
TRACKS, as National Forest Service Volunteers, does weekly
trail maintenance in the Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, and other areas throughout the White Mountains. TRACKS
also participates in community Events, such as National Trails Day, Tour of the White Mountains, and Fall "Leafing"
hike and pot luck dinner.
If you like the TRACKS concept click here to learn more about how you can support
TRACKS was slapped into
existence on a cold, snowy evening in February 1987. The new White
Mountains TRAILSYSTEM was born of trauma at the first meeting of what was to
become the White Mountain Horsemen's Association. Twenty-five horsemen from
the mountain met to commiserate the closing of an increasing number of
long-term riding areas. This problem, a result of increasing population
growth and uncaring developers, seemed destined to limit access to the forest
for native and visitor alike.
But it is not nice to mess with
'mountain folk'! Once challenged, they act. So it began, the long,
sometimes frustrating process of growing a TRAILSYSTEM.
It is here now. A reality ...
strong, full of life, and still growing like a beautiful weed. To learn
more about the History of Tracks click here.