|View from Alpine Visitor Center|
Rocky Mountain National Park
|Grand Canyon, from the North Rim|
|Grand Canyon from the North Rim|
Or maybe it argues for restricting access. If only a small number of people a day are allowed into an area, there will be solitude, at very least in comparison to having trails packed with visitors. But restricted access has its own complex problems.
|You can only reach the Maroon Bells Trail and Trailhead by bus|
as soon as the tiny parking lot fills
|A beach worth walking, Point Reyes, California|
Sitting indoors at my computer always improves the appeal of adventures. We should all see as much of the world as possible.
|Moab rock formation|
(compare the size of the footprints in the foreground).
Think about the consequences of your actions when you are in a wild place and do what you can to minimize human impact on the stunning natural places that remain.
|Atlantic coast, Massachusetts|
And see as many as you can!
Comments and corrections welcome.
Crisis in our national parks: How tourists are loving nature to death. The Denver Post Nov. 21, 2018 page 1; but credit refers you to The Guardian. on Nov. 20, 2018 link (search the Guardian US's website for "Crisis in our" if it doesn't come up easily.
Kathy Keeler, A Wandering Botanist
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