Carbondale Community School students enjoyed fall colors at the Aspen Valley Land Trust's Marble Base Camp. Courtesy photo
By Dyana Z. Furmansky
Last week when Brian Hightower took down the white canvas tents and tucked the Chapin Wright Marble Base Camp in tight for the winter, he did so knowing that the site’s unofficial purpose had finally achieved permanence. The 47-acre camp, located two miles from…
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AVLT staff celebrates closing on Coffman Ranch. Photo by Olivia Emmer.
On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a handful of giddy Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members gathered at the Coffman Ranch, 1.5 miles east of downtown Carbondale. They were there to celebrate the organization’s purchase of the verdant property from longtime owners Rex and JoAnn Coffman.