Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado take to Minturn

5th October, 2015 by

By John LaConte

MINTURN — It was 90-year-old Steve Austin’s 300th volunteer project with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, but did they give him the easy job? Not a chance — he was hauling boulders using a tool he invented, The Austin, a device that looks a like a military stretcher that uses chains rather than canvas.Workers with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado took to the Cougar Ridge Trail and the area commonly known as the Minturn Mile on Saturday to restore the summer trail. The trail will allow mountain bikers to start on Vail Mountain and end in Minturn much like skiers and snowboarders …

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