Travel letters: Cedar Breaks' color? In the eyes of the beholder

Cedar Breaks? Get the color right

Though the focus of "A Stage for All" by Sherry Stern [Aug. 10] was on the summer theater in Cedar City, Utah, thank you for also mentioning nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument, where my parents and I camped and enjoyed exploring twice during our summer vacation loop trips throughout the West.


However, I do have to disagree with the description of Cedar Breaks. Stern speaks of it as "red and orange cliffs." Bryce Canyon National Park is more obvious reddish-orange in the coloring of the cliffs; Cedar Breaks' colors are more shrimp-pink. In fact, that's how I can tell whether I'm seeing a photo of Bryce Canyon or Cedar Breaks.

If someone asked me which I prefer, I'd say Cedar Breaks, because that region is forested and I'm a tree lover, having grown up in a camping/traveling family. Bryce Canyon is much more deserty.

Gail Noon

San Pedro

Would? It'd work

In the Aug. 10 Web Buzz ["Swapping Stories on"], Jen Leo asked: "Do you want to be a writer or a reader?" She critiques the website, pointing out that: "It'd be great if the search bar…." Why not just write, "It would be great if the search bar"?

Surely, space in the print edition of the Travel section is not that rare that one more word in an article should matter.

David Tulanian

Los Angeles


As a French-born citizen I take umbrage at the description in the Aug. 10 letter "Cycle Tourists" that referred to Jean Moulin as a "controversial personage." Uninformed American tourists would do well reading about a country's history.

Even a quick glance at the Wikipedia site would inform them of the accomplishments and martyrdom of this national hero. Do not just regurgitate what a poorly informed guide has said. Jean Moulin was transferred to the Pantheon, resting among other French heroes.

Jeanine Hyatt

Coto de Caza


Cornell 'tiny'? Not at all

Though the article on "tiny" Cornell is long overdue ["Time to Savor" by Rafe Judkins, Aug. 3], I would like to point out that Cornell, established in 1915, is not at all "tiny." In reality, Cornell is physically larger than the four cities it borders.

The area between Malibu, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Calabasas, which includes recreation areas and state parks, is all part of Cornell.

Cornell's only failure is that most of it bears the 91301 ZIP Code, which appears to be the default for Agoura Hills.

Paul Culberg


(Culberg is a member of the Cornell Recognition Campaign)

Oregon bike adventures

As much as Chris Erskine's article about biking around Portland, Ore., was great ["Cycle City," Aug. 3], there is much more to biking in Oregon itself. My daughter owns a wonderful business in Bend called Cog Wild. It is a bicycle touring business that takes guests on trips from one-day to week-long adventures all over the central coast of Oregon. They visit wineries and go rock climbing.

Carole Schiffer

Los Angeles