VFW Post 1 veterans join local firefighters for 14er trail work on Quandary (photos)
It was warm, it was clear, it was calm as can be — a nearly perfect day at 14,265 feet.
On June 25 — a marvelous Saturday in a string of marvelous Saturdays to welcome summer in Summit County — a group of volunteers met at Quandary Peak outside of Breckenridge for a day of trail work on the popular and heavily used singletrack. About 20 workers with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1 and Team Red, White and Blue volunteered with the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) for the work day. All told, the two teams moved enough rocks for other volunteer groups to work on a key retaining wall over the next two weeks.
VFW Post 1 is the first and oldest VFW Post in existence. It was founded in 1899 by members of the First Colorado Volunteers returning from the Philippines during the Spanish-American War under the command of General Irving Hale. The first meeting took place in the Colorado State Capitol on Dec. 1, 1899 and the organization has been meeting every month since then, along with volunteer activities and other events like the Quandary trail day.
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