Dear Editor,

I have traveled down Labyrinth Canyon by both canoe and raft in the remote quiet. Herons, beaver, eagles, antelope and mountain lion tracks in the mud were all there. I would like to slip quietly down the river again and again, past an open and wide desert with sphinx-like rock formations appearing and disappearing around the next river bend, and eat breakfast under a clean, brilliant green grove of Fremont cottonwood trees, hearing only the sound of rippling water and laughter.

I urge the Grand County Council, the people of Grand County, and all those wise citizens of this country, and the world, to take action to preserve this Green River corridor as wilderness for human inspiration and sanity, wildlife, clean air and water, and for future generations.

Thank you for publishing this letter.