COLORADO: Jeff Thompson, a season trail crew worker for the Forest Service

Marston, Betsy
September 2005
High Country News;9/19/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 17, p24
This article reports on the experience of Jeff Thompson, a seasonal trail crew worker for the Forest Service in his encounter with mountain lions when he was cleaning out illegal campsites at 11,000 feet in the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness near Leadville, Colorado. On July 22, 2005, he filed an understated report to his superiors about the close encounter, and that report has been making the rounds of some agency offices ever since.


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