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Experts study damage to trail
February 26, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

Courtesy Photo Geomorphologist Eric Bilderback (orange vest) and geologist/photogrammetry expert Jack Wood (red jacket) with the National Park Service take measurements and photos of sections of the Saddle Rock Trail, which was damaged by a rock fall last December. Joining them for the work is volunteer Brian Roberts.

A rock fall on Dec. 14 left a large section of the Saddle Rock Trail at Scotts Bluff National Monument closed and its future still to be determined.

On Feb. 22, National Park Service geologists were at the monument to assess the damage and determine the best course of action in making repairs.

The rock fall undercut an upper section of the trail sending thousands of tons of debris sliding down, covering the trail bel...

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