Vail Daily letter: Thank you, Sen. Bennet |

Vail Daily letter: Thank you, Sen. Bennet

I am writing to thank Sen. Bennet for his new Camp Hale National Historic Landscape proposal. This is an exciting proposal for Eagle County that would provide 23,000 acres of land that would be protected from development. All of the recreation that happens on this land will continue to provide enjoyment for all Coloradans and our visitors. This area is incredible for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, snowmobiles, ATVs and four-wheel drive vehicles.

Camp Hale has amazing historical value, where during World War II, 14,000 10th Mountain troops trained. Many of these courageous soldiers returned from World War II to start our ski industry. What a great way to honor their service by preserving the place in which they fell in love with the outdoors. This is an exciting proposal that will be a great addition to the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act proposed by Congressman Polis.

Living in Colorado, we are so lucky to have these amazing public places to recreate and enjoy. It is very fitting that we preserve Camp Hale and the surrounding area as tribute to the 10th Mountain soldiers who fought for our right to enjoy these public lands.

Kevin Höchtl


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