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4/16/2011 2:37:00 PM

fitztek
fitztek
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Galbraith mountain in Bellingham, WA is in danger of being closed down. The mountain itself is owned by an investment firm that acquired it after the former owner defaulted on payments. They've recently decided to close the mountain down to recreational use. This is largely seen as a strategic move to pressure the city of Bellingham into purchasing the land for an exorbitant price.

Check out:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/04/12/1963590/polygon-plans-to-end-galbraith.html?storylink=addthis

http://preservegalbraith.org/Home.cfm

http://www.whimpsmtb.org/

recent Dirt Rag article (published just before recent events):
http://www.preservegalbraith.org/media/DirtRag_April_2011.pdf
edited by fitztek on 4/16/2011
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4/25/2011 9:10:48 AM

fitztek
fitztek
Posts: 12
A tentative agreement has been reached:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/04/21/1979323/polygon-galbraith-mountain-to.html#storylink=misearch

If all goes well, Galbraith will be around for a long time. Hopefully, it will continue to prosper under the city's management and stewardship by the Whimps Mountain Bike Coalition. If you're ever in Northwest Washington, be sure to check it out.
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