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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.

 

Hike Through History: Mitchell Creek & Camp Hale, Sept. 8, 2019

  Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9 am

We covered about 80 years of Eagle County history in our recent Camp Hale history hike with Walking Mountain Science Center. Hikers spent the morning up on Tennessee Pass, checking out the 1880s charcoal kilns used to create fuel for mine smelters.

Camp Hale historians Flint Whitlock and David Little shared stories of the 10th Mountain Division and their training site in Eagle County. They even regaled the group by singing a few bars of some World War II soldier songs. History is fun in Eagle County!

Hike Through History: Mitchell Creek & Camp Hale, Sept. 8, 2019

  Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9 am

Join the Eagle County Historical Society and Walking Mountains Science Center for a Hike through History on Sunday, Sept. 8. The 3.5 mile hike will take us up on Tennessee Pass where Eagle County’s silver mining history is present in the remains of the charcoal kilns at Mitchell Creek, and to Pando (Camp Hale) where ice harvesting was a major factor in the county’s agricultural industry.

At Camp Hale, historian David Little from the 10th mountain Division Foundation will share the history of the U.S. Army’s mountain warfare training site where the skiing soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division were trained.

Sign up at Walking Mountains

\https://www.walkingmountains.org/project/hiking-through-history-camp-hale/

A 50% discount is offered for ECHS members!

 

Hike Through History – Sweetwater Lake

with the Eagle County Historical Society and the Walking Mountains Science Center.

Tuesday July 31 8AM to 3 PM

Over the past couple of centuries, a lot of people have been drawn to Sweetwater Lake … the Utes, mountain men and even a Chicago gangster. Archaeologist Melissa Elkins and members of the Historical Society will share some fascinating stories on this daylong adventure.

To register, go to:

https://www.walkingmountains.org/project/hiking-through-history-with-echs/

50% discount for Historical Society members!

Please contact Peter Suneson, Community Programs Manager, at  peters@walkingmountains.org or 970.827.9725 x128 for additional information or with any questions.