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October 01, 2009

Grand Canyon considers limits on mule trains

For more than a century, mules have been carrying people into and out of the Grand Canyon. Teddy Roosevelt saddled up wearing a black felt hat and a tie. The Brady Bunch rode down with Alice. And today, another group of tourists will hit the trail.

Yet the mules, while iconic and beloved, are brutal on the trails. Their hooves hit the ground like a pickax. The hardened earth crumbles. The paths erode more quickly.

That is why the National Park Service is considering a limit on mule rides into the canyon.

Follow this link to read the rest of this article on USA Today.

Posted by News at October 1, 2009 03:58 PM

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