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Mile High • Entered by Nancy Working on September 21, 2020

Zoom call with Sara B., Pat W., and Chris S. to discuss the impact of overcrowding on the Trails in Rocky Mountain Nat. Park

August 5, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 0
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 1.5
Participants 1
Total Hours 1.5

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Broadband Meeting (prep, implementation & follow up)
Landscape/area: Rocky Mountain National Park (265795 acres)

Short Description of Activity

This was a discussion of possible action we could take to help with the overcrowding on the trails at Rocky Mountain Nat Park and its possible impact on this amazing resource. I spoke to my recent experience,
with hiking in a conga line to Emerald Lake. Hikers were not wearing masks, or socially distanced, and leaving trash behind which our group picked up.


I did talk to a ranger at the trail head to compliment the bus system to the trailhead which did require masksI I and socially distancing and suggested that parking lots should be eliminated and masks be mandated at trailheads. Chris and I spoke to this issue in a monthly Broadband newsletter. I will be visiting agin and will seek to find a better contact to voice my concerns. Pat and Sara plan to address their Broadband also.