Arson isn’t all that’s wrong on Vail Mountain

Essay by Gretchen Biggs

Vail – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

Arson Isn’t All That’s Wrong On Vail Mountain

by Gretchen Biggs

FIRES SET BY ARSONISTS atop Colorado’s Vail Mountain have unleashed a storm of condemnation, a media feeding frenzy, and a no-holds-barred federal investigation.

But the powerful public outrage provoked by the arson has obscured more important events occurring on the backside of Vail Mountain. To my way of thinking, there was just as much to be outraged about before the arson.

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