Eagle Scout project results in new trailhead and kiosk

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10 2013 3:46 p.m. MST

This past fall, prospective Eagle Scout Gage Mason, from Aurora, Sevier County, installed an information kiosk and made a trailhead along the main Paiute Trail near Aurora.

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RICHFIELD — This past fall, Gage Mason, from Aurora, Sevier County, installed an information kiosk and made a trailhead along the main Paiute Trail near Aurora. The project was for his Eagle Scout award.

Gage acquired all the materials and support he needed to complete the project, which included relocating the kiosk to its new location, cementing it in place with a small pad of concrete, leveling and adding gravel to the parking area, painting and repairing the kiosk, applying linseed oil to the shingles and installing new sign panels.

The kiosk was previously located at the site of the new Aurora City office but was removed when construction for this building began. Aurora put the kiosk on its storage lot where it sat for a couple of years. Gage approached Fishlake National Forest trails manager Bryan Carter and the city of Aurora about relocating the kiosk. The new location for the kiosk was identified and the city granted approval.

“Mr. Mason did an excellent job on this project,” Carter said. “He was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Paiute Trail Committee along with a certificate for a new ATV helmet.”

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