Lunar Landscape

19 July
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

The Paradise Lot looks like the surface of the moon. Or that a lot of insects have been hard at work. In reality, we are actually prepping to break up a rock shelf that is hindering some of the excavation and dozing efforts. We are contracting with a third party to conduct blasting activities as part of our parking lot expansion project. This work will continue for the next few weeks. Obviously, we are asking people to stay away from this potentially dangerous area while the landscape changes, heavy equipment is working, and explosives are being used. It’s a great time to go hike elsewhere like Waterdog Lakes, Fooses Creek, Green’s Creek or another outstanding Chaffee County trail.

Granite dust piles in the Paradise Lot with ski trails in the distance.
Granite dust piles with drilled holes exposed and the drilling machine in the background.
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