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Helping hands make happy trails

Dear Editor:

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and city of Aspen Parks and Open Space would like to thank all of the volunteers from Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and the Aspen Skiing Co. for building new trails and restoring old roads and mining areas on Smuggler Mountain Open Space.

There were more than 90 volunteers that built more than a mile of new trail and restored acres of disturbed land. It was an amazing amount of work that we as land managers didn’t think could be finished in one year, but everyone who came out made it happen.

If you haven’t already sampled the new trails you should head up the mountain. The new single track starts at the observation platform and leads you to the areas restored to new picnic areas and to a restored mine shaft. There’s more volunteer projects to come next year so stay tuned!

Gary Tennenbaum, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Brian Flynn, City of Aspen Parks and Open Space

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