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Arborglyphs: A walk through aspen groves with Peggy Bergon

The Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest provides free, entertaining, interpretive and informational programs for the public at various times and locations during the summer.

For many years, Peggy Bergon has collected photographs of arborglyphs: carvings on Aspen done by Hispanic sheepherders dating from the late 1800s to the early 1950s.

On this three-mile walk, you will see many of their writings and artwork while learning about the early sheep industry.

Due to the nature of the walk, it is limited to 12 participants. We will meet at the Buckles Lake Trailhead (south on U.S. 84 for about 19 miles, then seven miles up Buckles Lake Road) on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m., and the walk will last until approximately 11 a.m.

Wear walking shoes or boots, dress appropriately for the weather and bring drinking water.

For more information and to reserve a spot, call Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268.

For more information about Peggy and arborglyphs, go to

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