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By Andi Bourne

Big Larch opens this weekend


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Volunteer Steve Thompson cuts out roots with a pulaski. Volunteer Sheree Hill (right) rakes the needles and debris to help define the campsite perimeter while Forest Service employees (left) stack wood and pile brush. Thompson said it sure was awesome to work with "the young bucks."

SEELEY LAKE – More than 30 US Forest Service employees and four volunteers from the community worked May 15 cleaning campsites, piling and chipping brush and getting Big Larch Campground ready to open Memorial Day weekend. Big Larch boat launch is expected to be open with the campground May 24 at 9 a.m. as well as all the other gated campgrounds in the Seeley Lake Ranger District.

Prior to the clean up day, Seeley Lake's Acting District Ranger Quinn Carver estimated nearly 200 cords of wood was hauled out of the campground during the firewood days May 3-12. District recreation staff Eric...

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