Mack Trucks unveiled the custom-decorated Mack Pinnacle model, which will be driven by former U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell as he hauls the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree from Colorado to Washington, D.C. The theme of the design is “From One National Treasure to Another.” The truck features Mack the Bulldog hauling a massive tree through the snow with large mountains in the background. Sen. Campbell, who represented Colorado from 1993-2005, also helped transport the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2000.
Choose Outdoors, a national nonprofit coalition for outdoor recreation, is coordinating the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree tour with the White River National Forest. The Capitol Christmas Tree tour officially begins Nov. 3 in Meeker, Colo., where the tree will be harvested from the 2.3 million-acre White River National Forest, located in the Rocky Mountains. The tree arrive on the Capitol lawn shortly after Thanksgiving.