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Rau: Public at large needs to weigh in on Trails Plan

Diana Lynn Rau
Grand County Trails

Diana Lynn Rau

When Headwaters Trails Alliance presented the latest draft of the Grand County Master Plan last week at the Winter Park Town Hall, they were preaching to the choir. Most of the people present had participated in the process by discussing the hopes and objectives of their particular trail disciplines with HTA representatives.

These ideas and observations have been summed up by coordinator Scott Linnenburger in the final draft of the Master Plan which is now posted on https://headwaterstrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/HTA_MTP_FinalDraft.pdf Or just go to the newly revised website http://www.headwaterstrails.org and click on the Master Plan final draft.

This plan reflects on the future treatment of trails in Grand County and will be extremely important to all of us. PLEASE take the time to read through as much as you can and make comments to Meara Michel, HTA executive director via email, regular mail or a note dropped off at the HTA Office. The mailing address for HTA is PO Box 946, Granby, CO 80446. The preferred email address is mmichel@co.grand.co.us. The comment period ends Aug. 7 – in one week. Take the time to help shape our future.

More next week on the evolution of hiking and biking groups through the years and the effects these groups have had on trail development and maintenance.

Hike For Spencer

Hope to see you at the Hike for Spencer on Saturday morning, Aug. 1, at Mary Jane Base Lodge. Spencer Nelson was a local nationally ranked athlete killed in a climbing accident in the Maroon Bells.

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Since its inception five years ago to honor his memory, The Hike for Spencer organized by his friends and family Peggy, Peter, and Connor, has raised over $140,000 for the Spencer Nelson Memorial Fund-Winter Park Ski Education Foundation. The Spencer Nelson Fund was established to help Grand County youth who would otherwise not be unable to participate in the Winter Park Competition Center and related activities.

We have helped over 140 Grand County athletes with over $140,000 in scholarship funds and funding to help athletes with thousands in travel costs as they attain the national level of competition in their sport. The mission is to invest in the youth of our community by helping them become successful individuals through participation in winter sports that emphasize integrity, tenacity and sportsmanship. To register for the hikes, barbecue lunch and music, or to just donate to the fund, go to http://www.hikeforspencer.com.

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