Vail Daily column: Another chapter for historic Camp Hale

Vail Daily column: Another chapter for historic Camp Hale
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By Edward Stoner

Most residents and many visitors to Vail and the Eagle River Valley know of Camp Hale as a former World War II mountain warfare training camp and current recreation mecca. Thousands of visitors flock to the area each year to enjoy camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, ATV riding, snowmobiling and skiing.Fewer visitors, however, know that this area — Eagle Park — was once a pristine, high-elevation wetland complex that contained over 450 acres of wetlands and seven to eight miles of the Eagle River headwater’s meandering stream channels. When the U.S. government constructed Camp Hale to train mountain soldiers in the …

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