Buck Berlaimont Field Trip
Sunday, October 25
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, registration required
Join Wilderness Workshop and local concerned citizens on a short field trip and hike to the proposed Berlaimont development high above Edwards. This controversial real estate development with nearly 20 homesites is under final consideration by the Forest Service. Come see the area in question, travel to the site by 4-wheel-drive vehicle and on foot; and learn from experts about the conflicts and issues. Berlaimont would significantly impact some of the last critical winter habitat for deer and elk in the mid-valley area north of I-70. With deer and elk herds in steep decline, many citizens are opposed to the Forest Service approving a 5-mile-long paved road through this prime habitat. See and learn for yourself so you can be a powerful voice in the community.
We’ll gather at the parking area across from Shaw Cancer Center and caravan from there. 4 X 4 vehicles needed. Distance: approx. 4.5 miles via vehicle; and 1 miles hiking on a dirt road.
- Easy hike – 1 miles
- No dogs are allowed
- This family program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent
This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Thrift Shop of Aspen, City of Aspen, Ute Mountaineer, The Aspen Times, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, and Rainy Day Designs
Leaders: Susie Kincade
Location: Near Vail; meet at the parking area across from Shaw Cancer Center
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