by Jim Daus
The Walden easement on Yarmony Mountain consists of 75.6 acres north and east of Bond along Copper Spur Road, near the Routt County border. This beautiful site features a varied terrain. A band of cliffs and rocky outcrops rise from the hillsides thickly covered by Douglas fir, mountain mahogany, aspen and pinyon-juniper woodlands. In turn, these forested slopes rise from rolling sagebrush flats.
The proximity of this easement to documented archeological sites suggests that this area was used as hunting grounds and travel routes for area inhabitants as long at 7,000 years ago.