Monarch Outpost Opens May 24
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Monarch Outpost Opens May 24 

Timber Ops

06 May
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

We are already underway with phase II of the Monarch Pass Vegetation Management Project. There was some terrain that we had planned to thin last summer but were unable to access with tracked vehicles due to wetlands and active stream flows. With the deep snowpack that we have this season, we are targeting this area for on-snow removal. The zone that we are currently focusing on is the lower Panorama basin. We are working with P & A Tree Service out of Alma, Colorado (the owner is also a Monarch Season Pass holder) to remove some of the dead and dying Engelmann Spruce trees in this area. We are utilizing a Ponsse Ergo Harvester to cut and process trees along the trail edges. Trees will then be skidded over snow to a deck site near the bottom of the Panorama Lift. Once the snow melts, trees will be hauled away from the deck sites on our summer roads, slash will be scattered and stumps will be cut flush with the ground.