Dear Editor:

Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembering people who have passed on. Individuals develop their own methods of respectfully honoring the loss of loved ones. Memorial Day also brings about a three day weekend for some and opening day of general fishing season.

For many years I have had places that I travel to with the intent to surround myself in natural beauty and also catch a couple fish.

This year I made my traditional journey and was very disappointed with what I saw. Someone had destroyed the aesthetic natural beauty of this beautiful place and turned it into a misplaced memorial. I will remember the names defiling the natural beauty of this place but probably not with the same reverence as the person who painted them on this rock formation.

National Forests are shared by millions and should not be considered a canvas for individuals.

Michael Karn

Lewiston

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