September 22, 2020

By Aidan Lewis
The Oregigger

It’s a Mines right-of-passage, it’s also trespassing. Yes, the famous hike to the top of Castle Rock that so many Mines students, Golden residents, and tourists alike enjoy takes one onto private property. As surprised as I was to realize that I had been a frequent trespasser, it was more surprising that the Castle Rock itself, the symbol of Golden, along with much of the other land on South Table, is privately owned. Would that not leave this place of great natural and cultural significance vulnerable to exploitation? Yes in fact, read on… Read more…