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Cutting Christmas Trees

Cutting Christmas Trees in the Pike National Forest off of Rampart Range Rd. near Woodland Park

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A trip to the mountains to cut their own Christmas tree is a family tradition for the Seagren family. After a long trek through the mountains, they found just the right team on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Five thousand permits will be available this year for tree cutting in the Pike National Forest near Woodland Park. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

A trip to the mountains to cut their own Christmas tree is a family tradition for the Seagren family. After a long trek through the mountains, they found just the right team on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Five thousand permits will be available this year for tree cutting in the Pike National Forest near Woodland Park. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rob Schmurr lashes his tree to the top of his SUV along Rampart Range Rd. in Pike National Forest near Woodland Park on Saturday, December 7, 2013. For a $10 permit fee, families can pick out and cut down their own trees in the forest. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Rob Schmurr lashes his tree to the top of his SUV along Rampart Range Rd. in Pike National Forest near Woodland Park on Saturday, December 7, 2013. For a $10 permit fee, families can pick out and cut down their own trees in the forest. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The Woldridge family has been cutting their own Christmas tree for 22 years in the Pike National Forest. Julie Woldridge, Sam Woldridge and Sam Woldridge, Jr. (left to right) lift their tree onto their truck near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

The Woldridge family has been cutting their own Christmas tree for 22 years in the Pike National Forest. Julie Woldridge, Sam Woldridge and Sam Woldridge, Jr. (left to right) lift their tree onto their truck near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Stephanie Escher and Nate Williams carry a tree out of the woods in the Pike National Forest near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Stephanie Escher and Nate Williams carry a tree out of the woods in the Pike National Forest near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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A trip to the mountains to cut their own Christmas tree is a family tradition for the Seagren family. After a long trek through the mountains, they found just the right team on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Five thousand permits will be available this year for tree cutting in the Pike National Forest near Woodland Park. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

A trip to the mountains to cut their own Christmas tree is a family tradition for the Seagren family. After a long trek through the mountains, they found just the right team on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Five thousand permits will be available this year for tree cutting in the Pike National Forest near Woodland Park. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Rob Schmurr lashes his tree to the top of his SUV along Rampart Range Rd. in Pike National Forest near Woodland Park on Saturday, December 7, 2013. For a $10 permit fee, families can pick out and cut down their own trees in the forest. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Rob Schmurr lashes his tree to the top of his SUV along Rampart Range Rd. in Pike National Forest near Woodland Park on Saturday, December 7, 2013. For a $10 permit fee, families can pick out and cut down their own trees in the forest. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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The Woldridge family has been cutting their own Christmas tree for 22 years in the Pike National Forest. Julie Woldridge, Sam Woldridge and Sam Woldridge, Jr. (left to right) lift their tree onto their truck near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

The Woldridge family has been cutting their own Christmas tree for 22 years in the Pike National Forest. Julie Woldridge, Sam Woldridge and Sam Woldridge, Jr. (left to right) lift their tree onto their truck near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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Stephanie Escher and Nate Williams carry a tree out of the woods in the Pike National Forest near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

Stephanie Escher and Nate Williams carry a tree out of the woods in the Pike National Forest near Rampart Range Rd. on Saturday, December 7, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

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