The reason behind....
Posted by hank jr on October 16, 2002 at 17:44:36:
In Reply to: Re: I hear you.... posted by RiverRat on October 16, 2002 at 12:21:42:
... the Grand Canyon's cleanliness is quite simple. The reason the canyon is so clean, lacking fire rings and ash on beaches, as well as toilet paper streaming from a tree, can be attributed to commercial outfitters who raft through the canyon, and MUST pack everything out to cover their rears. If they did not their commercial license would be gone in a second. All commercial outfitters I have ever seen, whether it be rafting, four wheeling, fly-fishing, etc. have a not only an obligation to their company, but also have their own moral obligations.
Sure, I agree with Day's comments about travel increase in National Parks. I think his point was that anyplace with " National Park" attached to it attracts visitors in droves. I firmly believe no park policy whatsoever can protect a natural place when it experiences over 1 million visitors a year. And, the places the " bandwagon" visitors who come to these places because of National Park status, won't destroy far removed canyons like Echo, Goler, Surprise, etc-- but rather things easily accesible like those mentioned by Day.