A historic cabin outside of Beaverhead in western New Mexico has just finished being restored and could be open to the public in the near future.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/v5WoDs) that funding allowed the Monument Park Cabin to be painted and sealed and its windows to be redone.
A fire ring was also installed in a limestone fire pit near the cabin and the front porch stone wall was refinished with native stone.
The work was paid for by the Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
Other minor work remains, but once that’s finished, the U.S. Forest Service wants to rent it out to the public.
The cabin lies amid a historic fire lookout tower and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.