Camp Hale. Was established in 1942 by the govt in preparation for WWII. Camp Hale soldiers included the 10th Mountain Division. Those were the guys that trained for cold weather survival skills, rock climbing and skiing. They were the ones in the mtns of Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Camp Hale has also been used by the CIA for training.
Camp Hale is now a piece of flat ground. No buildings. No signs of the past. Turns out, after the war, the govt ordered the destruction of the site ‘Camp Hale’. So they bulldozed the place. But, mistake on their part, there was 2 Camp Hale’s at that time. One in California and one in Colorado. They actually meant for the destruction of the California Camp Hale…..a big govt oops on that one!
It’s a beautiful place for hiking around. Back country skiing. And to let your imagination run wild as to what happened in the exact place 70 years prior.