Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fourteener closure resolved

Thanks to the tiny town of Alma, access issues on three of the most popular fourteeners in the state have been resolved. Last summer, private landowners closed trails to the summits of Mounts Democrat, Lincoln and Bross because they were concerned about liability issues. On Aug. 1, the Alma Board of Trustees fixed that problem by leasing 3,900 acres of mountain land and accepting liability. Signs are being installed that will warn of dangers like old mine tunnels, and give historical information about the mines. A grand reopening date hasn't been set, but it will probably be next year. For more information, click on the Metro/State button at Gazette.

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