Let the summer season begin

By Chris Dickey

Kebler Pass opened at 5 p.m. last Thursday. Reports from Crested Butte not more than 45 minutes later were that it was like the floodgates had opened and people were steadily streaming into the valley.

Like a rancher diverting water from the banks of a stream to soak a field and grow a crop, the opening of this mountainous, mostly dirt, pass is like turning on an irrigation ditch that brings tourism to the valley’s summertime economy.

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