Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Nevada

While I'm on hiking/climbing hiatus waiting for my knees to heal up and my leg strength to come back (Lord give me patience, and I want it RIGHT NOW!) - here's a neat write up on the work the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) did in Nevada during and after the Great Depression.

Those who know and love Lamoille Canyon and the Ruby Crest Trail know their work firsthand, as the CCC built the Lions Camp (Camp Lamoille) as well as the Ruby Crest Trail itself.  Two portions of that trail, in particular, are wonderful monuments to the quality work those men did - the switchbacks and ridge trail west of Echo Lake, and the trail between Lamoille Lake and Liberty Pass.

The next time you hike those routes, take a few minutes to appreciate the rockwork.  And to appreciate the vision of the President who made the CCC a reality.

Anyway, here's the link.  Lots of great photos and Nevada history... enjoy!

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