The Edward Abbey way

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A reader and I have spent some time dissecting management practices for our cherished, although heavily trafficked national parklands.  These are a few of my favor quotations from Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire.  He spent several years as a park ranger in Canyonlands National Park, and has hiked and rafted in Glen Canyon which is now submerged by several hundred feet of water.  These excerpts are from the chapter entitled “Industrial Tourism and the National Parks”.

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My discussion with Adventure PDX about the parks, while incomplete, was challenging and provocative and can be seen in the comments to my post on the Icefields Parkway.