Jamison Hunt, Eagle County Adopt a Trail Ranger:
Jamison is in his second season on the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District of the White River National Forest and third season overall with the U.S. Forest Service. His passion for trails springs from years of backpacking. He has walked over 1,200 miles of The Appalachian Trail, thru-hiked the 323 mile Sheltowee Trace in his native Kentucky, and completed a rim-to-rim-to-rim of the Grand Canyon. He is excited to be in Colorado with all the recreational opportunities the state offers and is thankful for the opportunity to learn to ski this past winter in awesome conditions. He looks forward to meeting and working with all of you!
Michelle Wolffe, Adopt a Trail Coordinator, has been living in Eagle County for 20 years and calls this her dream job. She thrives on all the outdoor pleasures provided by living in Eagle County including hiking, mountain & road biking, skiing, snowboarding, skinning, and anything involving the trails. Outside of coordinating this program, she works as an X-ray and MRI technologist with a few companies including Vail Summit Orthopaedics in Frisco, Edwards and Vail, as well as Health Images in Denver. She is proud to say that she was the first registered MRI technologist in the Vail Valley, but now she feels her biggest accomplishment was getting this program up and running 4 years ago. “We have come so far in such a short amount of time. It is thrilling to be a part of something so strongly supported in Eagle County!” She became involved with VVMTA in 2012 when she saw them working on the trails in the West Avon Preserve. Michelle said, “I was so excited to see these amazing trails literally being created in my backyard, that I knew I had to get involved.” After serving on VVMTA’s board of directors, she was invited to instigate the Adopt a Trail program in 2016. Michelle concluded, “I really enjoy being involved with the strong working relationship between VVMTA and the USFS. I also love having the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of dedicated, enthusiastic people in our community. Giving them the opportunity to become stewards to our local trails and seeing the amazing results has been priceless!”