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.
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