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From Bogus to Camels Back: Lift cables get new life

It used to get skiers up the hill at Bogus Basin. Now, it will help hikers get up the hill at Camels Back.

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Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area repurposed cables from its old Morning Star chairlift to Boise Parks and Recreation for use as a handrail on a new set of stairs at Camels Back Park.

Do these cables look familiar? The cable from the Morning Star chairlift is being used as a handrail for the new stairs at Camels Back Park! || #FreshLocalFun #NonProfitAllGood

Posted by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area on Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Crews ripped out the Morning Star lift shortly after the ski season closed, and found creative uses for parts. In addition to the handrail-cable, it auctioned off the chairs in an online auction. Proceeds went back to the non-profit resort.

Bogus is in the midst of a multi-year master plan that will bring dozens of upgrades. This year, Morning Star is being replaced by a new high-speed quad lift. It will cut a long, slow journey down to just three minutes.

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