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More people, more development: What the Grand Canyon doesn't need
More people, more development: What the Grand Canyon doesn't need

To the editor: I am not an elitist hiker, but all the hours planning and completing a Grand Canyon hike earned me the right to enjoy the spectacular sights when I got to Phantom Ranch at the bottom. ("National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon," July 6) I have concerns about opening the bottom to hordes of gondola-cruising tourists. On the Grand Canyon floor, animals exist that cannot get out. Being used to hikers, they know people have food. But the animals cannot digest the wrappers and bags containing our food, and the more they gobble, the more their digestive systems get clogged with undigestible plastic. Among the memories of my trip: Condors landing...

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