The sunny side of trail work |

The sunny side of trail work

Joel Stonington
Volunteers prune brush and shrub next to the Sunnyside Trail on Saturday. (Mark Fox/The Aspen Times)

There was a whole lot of hoeing, cutting and shoveling Saturday morning on Aspen’s Sunnyside Trail, and it wasn’t a chain gang.Rather, people volunteered to work on a Saturday, and in order to do that, they had to be on the sunny side of life – specifically, the first few miles up Red Mountain from where the Rio Grande Trail cuts across McLain Flats Road. Some 40 volunteers turned out to perform trail maintenance in Aspen, and another 60 on the Scout and Forest Hollow trails near Glenwood Springs. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers organized both activities.

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