10th Mountain soldiers, then and now

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — World War II veteran Hugh Evans still remembers how difficult some training days were at Camp Hale. He had grown up skiing and rock climbing in California, but that still didn’t prepare him for the rigors of training with the 10th Mountain Division.“There were about 2,000 soldiers at the division in Camp Hale, and half of those were experienced skiers and the other half were average Joes,” he said. “Camp Hale was rigorous. I wrote a book later called ‘Bad Times and Good Times,’ and we definitely had some of both. If you had a day off, it …

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