Monday, November 05, 2007

Wilson Peak will open again

Trust for Public Land recently purchased 230 acres of old mining claims in the Silver Pick basin near Telluride, Colorado including Wilson Peak. The deal will reopen the easiest access to Wilson Peak, Mt. Wilson, and El Diente, which had been blocked by a private land owner.

The total cost of the purchase from landowner Rusty Nichols (plus all related expenses) is $3.25 million. TPL has borrowed $1.7 million from Colorado Conservation Trust to complete the transaction.

Future steps include re-routing and improving the trail, for which planning is currently underway. TPL projects Silver Pick basin access and completion of the new trail to Wilson Peak to be accomplished by late Fall 2008 at the soonest. In time, the property will be conveyed to the US Forest Service.

1 comment:

zen said...

Congrats TPL.

And Rusty Nichols is a greedy, self-absorbed ass.