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Mountaineer Swift recounts early trail-maintenance efforts


There wasn’t much of a hiking culture when Paul Swift, 76, came to Haines in the early 1970s.

“The town was geared to industry. Logging, mining and fishing... most guys were work- oriented,” Swift said.

Swift talked about clearing the Moun...

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