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Sign up for the Ranger Brown History Hike Oct. 3

Ranger Brown Loop History Hike

Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.

Yeoman Park (East Brush Creek)

Free, but advance registration required

 

Join the Eagle County Historical Society and Walking Mountain Science Center for history hike on East Brush Creek on Saturday, Oct. 3.  The Eagle County Historical Society will share stories about Ranger Brown, who tended the forest from 1920-1935.

Working primarily by himself, Ranger Brown handled tasks including managing grazing allotments for local ranchers, building some key trails and roads throughout the forest, building Forest Service cabins and offices throughout Eagle County, and handling predator control issues including wolves. Brown also managed the Civilian Conservation Corps camp established at Yeoman Park in 1940. He and his wife, Myrtle, raised five boys who spent their summers roaming Yeoman Park. Family members still return to the park annually.

Hike Description:

The Ranger Brown loop is an easy 2.5 mile walk suitable for all abilities. Bring a pack lunch, and camp chair, to enjoy with the group following the program.

Sign up through Walking Mountain Science Center

https://walkingmountains.doubleknot.com/event/hiking-through-history-ranger-brown-trail/2741580

Ranger Brown and family;
photo credit ECHS & EVLD

 

History Snowshoe Hike February 22, 2020

History Snowshoe Hike: The Ranger Brown Trail

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Eagle County Historical Society and Walking Mountain Science Center for a snowshoe history trek on East Brush Creek. Local historian Kathy Heicher will share stories about Ranger Brown, who tended the forest from 1920-1935. Working primarily by himself, Ranger Brown handled tasks including managing grazing allotments for local ranchers, building key trails and roads, building Forest Service cabins and offices throughout Eagle County, and handling predator control issues involving wolves! Brown also managed the Civilian Conservation Corps camp established in 1940. Come enjoy a half day snowshoe hike while learning about this fascinating character who helped shape many of the trails and forest resources in our valley.

Sign up at:

https://walkingmountains.doubleknot.com/event/snowshoe-through-history-east-brush-creek/2631665

CCC Camp, Yeoman; photo credit ECHS & EVLD

This hike will be a moderate 2.5 mile snowshoe. Snowshoes & poles are provided. Bring a lunch for a post tour picnic at Yeoman Park Campground. The program meets at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon at 9am. If you would like to be picked up in Eagle, please reach out to nathanbr@walkingmountains.org.

Historical Society members are offered a 30 percent discount. Please contact us at ECHS@eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com for the discount code.