The Heli crew has completed flying all of the felled timber to the deck sites. In addition to the main deck adjacent to the bottom of Pano, we also have one across from the Tilt Terrain Park and another located on Lower Tango. Now it’s time to finish the processing and load up trucks to haul the merchantable timber, firewood and slash.
We still have timber machinery working at the deck sites and loaded logging trucks coming down the summer road. Please avoid these areas if you are visiting the mountain. All firewood is being hauled off site to either a saw mill on the western slope or to commercial firewood dealers in Poncha Springs and Leadville. (We do not have any firewood for sale at Monarch).
The Pano landing will be utilized for a couple more rounds of timber removal over the next few years as we move towards thinning the dead standing trees from the Breezeway side of the mountain. This site will maintain small amounts of slash and wood chip to help with erosion control and slope stability. Once this site is free from timber ops, it will be fully replanted with native grasses and plants.