Rebecca Wiewel, an Archaeologist from the National Park Service Midwest Region, monitored the construction site while George Prothro of the Intermountain region was unavailable. She oversaw the excavation of parts of the Upper Trail, cleared the State Right of Way for 47A, and monitored the Parking lot area. Rebecca reported her findings were uneventful, meaning no artifacts or remains were inadvertently discovered. Archaeologist George Prothro came out to the park from Denver twice during construction. He discovered some artifacts early on during the demolition phase of our trailhead facilities. He then came a month or so later when digging began…

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