PHOTO: Blazing the trail
Memorial Park trails volunteers Brian Johnson, left and Jim Langland use chainsaws Friday to clear brush through the isolated wooded area that will one day be a path for hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts. This "rough cut" clearing will be followed in spring by more detailed work, hopefully, supporters say, with plenty of volunteers.
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