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We are longtime residents of the Crystal Valley who have long been concerned about access to the trail that begins at the end of South Bill Creek Road, just south of the BRB cabins and campground.

In 1989, we worked hard petitioning Pitkin County to keep that trail open, based on established use. Copies of that petition and letters of support from 1989 are still available from Pitkin County Open Space.

We did not succeed at that time. We were not able to attend the late night county meetings in Aspen, nor could we afford to hire lawyers to help us. Leslie Wexner now owns the former Dodd property and the former Sewell property next to it.



So now, 22 years later, we have submitted a letter to Steve Bennett, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) field manager, to request that the BLM acquire a trail easement along the old railroad grade.

While we do not support the land exchange Mr. Wexner has proposed, we do strongly support Open Space’s efforts to acquire a trail easement along this section of the old railroad grade.



We hope other citizens of this beautiful and precious valley will also contact the BLM to to request access for non-motorized use of this trail.

Diane Kenney and John McCormick

Redstone


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