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Summit Daily letters: Hooray for the recpath

Hooray for the recpath!

Just rode around the lake for the first time this season. A huge kudos to CDOT, Summit County, the Forest Service and, I'm sure, other entities for doing such a wonderful job of designing and building the new section of the recpath from Swan Mountain Road to the Peninsula. It's a great new addition to our pathway and makes it possible to circle the lake without having to cross the highway. And the historical marker for the old Dillon Placer Mine is an added bonus.

Kudos also to the town of Frisco for the extensive repaving and patching on their section of the recpath from Waterdance around the Marina and the middle school. Sure is nice not to be jarred by all the wide cracks there previously.

We in Summit County are blessed that our county and city officials and employees are forward thinking and make such good use of our tax dollars.

And finally, a gentle reminder to our valued guests: please remember the recpath is like a highway; you don't park your car on a highway and neither should you park your bike or yourselves on the recpath. Please enjoy it safely by parking and standing off the side.

Wayne Haley

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