Trail work with Jeff

Trail work with Jeff
Local News

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — A decade ago, local forest ranger Jeff Thompson helped construct the Eagle-Vail trail. Returning to the trail on Wednesday, he thought back to those days he spent building the trail, and why it was put there in the first place.“This was a product of overuse,” he said of the trail. “So many people had been hiking this hillside that we thought maybe we could concentrate the use into one more solid, sustainable route.”In his nearly 20 years with the Forest Service, Thompson has seen use explode in our area. He started in ’98 managing the 14ers in …

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