Red Hill help

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:For two weekends in a row, the Red Hill trails system at Carbondale’s front door has benefited from the generous help of area volunteers.On Sept. 11, 38 Colorado Rocky Mountain School students and seven teachers (including the head of the school), two Bureau of Land Management staff and two Red Hill council members spent the afternoon working on improving a section of the Bogus Trail. These folks also pulled/ cut weeds in the parking lot and filled 15 garbage bags with trash.The following weekend, Sept. 18, (National Public Lands Day), 25 members of the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, four BLM staff members, four Red Hill council members and other volunteers worked all day to construct approximately 2,000 feet of trail reroute on the Elk Traverse.All of these hard-working volunteers generously donated their time to make the Red Hill trails system more sustainable and enjoyable for all the valley residents that enthusiastically run, hike, ride, walk the dog and bike there. Everyone that enjoys the benefits of the Red Hill area owes a debt of appreciation to these volunteers for all of their hard work. In the future, we hope to see more Red Hill users on the volunteer crews to pay their dues for the enjoyment they amass.Thanks goes out to BLM, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Red Hill council, town of Carbondale, Colorado Department of Transportation, contributing Carbondale businesses and all of the volunteers that put in hundreds of hours of their labor to benefit the community.Thank you again and we would love to see you next year!Davis FarrarRed Hill council member