Tree cutting project begins near Camp Hale | VailDaily.com

Tree cutting project begins near Camp Hale

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Vail, CO Colorado

MINTURN, Colorado – The Pike Hot Shots, a fire crew based out of Pueblo, started cutting down dead or dying trees along the Colorado Trail from Camp Hale to Tennessee Pass on Friday.

Dead or dying trees that could fall across the trail will be cut down using chainsaws. Lookouts will be posted in the project area to coordinate public access. The project is expected to last five days.

“We apologize for the very short notice on this activity,” said Dave Neely, district ranger for the Eagle/Holy Cross District. “A lull in fire activity made the Pike Hotshots available to us for this project. As these resources become available, we will continue to deal with the increasing number of hazard trees across the White River National Forest.”