At age 80, Ellen Peterson is giving up on a 40-year quest to clear the entire 52 miles of Fisheating Creek to create a world-class canoe trail.  Sitting at her favorite camping spot along the river, her quest ends April 10 when she must vacate the property and allow a new manager appointed by the state to take over.  'It's breaking my heart to see them coming in and doing this.'  Michel Fortier/Staff

At age 80, Ellen Peterson is giving up on a 40-year quest to clear the entire 52 miles of Fisheating Creek to create a world-class canoe trail. Sitting at her favorite camping spot along the river, her quest ends April 10 when she must vacate the property and allow a new manager appointed by the state to take over. "It's breaking my heart to see them coming in and doing this." Michel Fortier/Staff

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