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Vail Daily letter: Terrific trail program

I would like to take the opportunity to increase awareness of a fabulous new program in our valley. This is the Adopt-A-Trail program which empowers local groups to care for their favorite trails. The program was launched this summer and is the outcome of a cooperative effort by the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association and the U.S. Forest Service. As a trail adopter/volunteer I was trained by the U.S. Forest Service in basic trail maintenance and have participated in two work days (work mornings really) under the guidance of Jeff Thompson, our U.S. Forest Service ranger dedicated to the program. The work days are educational, fun, and everyone leaves with the satisfied feeling of having done something good for our beautiful valley! In addition to my group (Vail Club 50), there are around 30 local groups who are out there caring for our trails this summer. It’s a great program and deserves all our support.

Feel free to contact Michelle Wolffe at ecadoptatrail@gmail.com or friend the Facebook page at Eagle County Adopt A Trail to learn more and follow our progress!

Robin Wagner