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8:50am — Silver City’s Boston Hill Trails in Spotlight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — National Geographic Adventure Magazine expected to include area in upcoming article.

National Geographic Adventure Magazine is expected to include a small feature on Silver City's Boston Hills Trails in an upcoming larger story on hiking the Continental Divide, according to the Silver City Sun-News.

"They were intrigued with Boston Hill because of its history," Chamber of Commerce director Nicole Robbins told the Sun-News of her recent contact with the magazine.

The Boston Hill Open Space Trail System is located south of Silver City's downtown and includes more than half a dozen former mining sites, reminding hikers of the town's historic era of hard-rock mining for copper, silver and other precious metals, according to the Silver City Community Development Department Web site.

Apart from a breathtaking view from an elevation of 6,830 feet above sea level, hikers can sometimes get a glimpse of mule deer, rabbits, javelina, coatimundi and foxes who share the trail, according to the Web site.

Robbins told the Sun-News she put the magazine in touch with the Grant County Community Health Council and its 2007 brochure "Great Places to Walk in Grant County."


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Kendra Milligan of the Health Council told the Sun-News the magazine plans to include a link to the council's Web site and the online version of the brochure (pdf download) in its article.