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Gudy Gaskill and some friends build a 480-mile trail

August 4, 1986

The Colorado Trail -- a Denver to Durango mountain path for hikers, horses and mountain bikes -- is being built for a pittance by volunteers after a well-funded professional effort collapsed several years ago.

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Gudy Gaskill and some friends build a 480-mile trail
The Colorado Trail -- a Denver to Durango mountain path for hikers, horses and mountain bikes -- is being built for a pittance by volunteers after a well-funded professional effort collapsed several years ago.
The West's lakes are safer
Environmental Protection Agency's decision to close the Phelps Dodge copper smelter in Douglas, Ariz., will reduce acid rain in mountain lakes like those in Wyoming's Wind River Range.

Perspective

Real reclamation
The choice by Kennecott and Asarco to clean up their smelters early on rather than be pushed out because of pollution shows that reduced livestock and logging industries can also survive -- but only if they adapt.
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