A warm morning awakened Crested Butte on Saturday, June 2nd. A few rain clouds manifested above. Groups of volunteers piled into the shuttle at the 4-way, while others opted to ride their bicycles out to the Slate River Winter Trailhead.
Their mission: to help the Crested Butte Land Trust create Gunnison County’s first handcycle compatible single track trail, which connects from the Slate River Trailhead to the Lupine Trail. Armed with arbor hoes, pulaskis, shovels and determination, 182 volunteers took the task head-on.
This past week, the Crested Butte Land Trust preserved additional acreage in the historic Ruby Mining district near Lake Irwin. This amazing forested landscape is home to black bear, Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, and mountain lion.