Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness trail project is Saturday |

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness trail project is Saturday

Daily News staff report

Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW) will hold its first trail project in the Eagles Nest Wilderness Saturday.Volunteers will work on clearing brush, downed timber, installing signs, water bars and other projects. Trails take a beating during winter, especially with fallen trees, and need sprucing up before hordes of hikers hit the trails.Volunteers will spread out to various locations in the Summit County portion of the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Dillon Ranger District Office in Silverthorne. A tailgate breakfast of coffee, bagels and cream cheese and juice will start the day.After the work, a tailgate full of beer, chips, pop and snacks will be offered. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boots, long pants, rain gear, mosquito repellent, work gloves and sunscreen. Work sites will most likely require a few miles of walking. Half-day workers welcome. In order to make sure enough tools are available, R.S.V.P. to either Jonathan at (970) 262-2399 or Currie at (970) 453-9056 or e-mail Two other trail projects will be held during the Buffalo Mountain Trail reconstruction project July 24 and Aug. 28.

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