It's a sad outcome of the improvements to the National Parks that they attract so many more people than they can handle.

The first time I ever went to Grandview Point in Canyonlands, I drove a ruler-straight, one-lane dirt road and it was just me and the gnats when I got there. The next time I went, I was greeted with a curved and banked paved highway with a good deal of traffic and crowds everywhere.

Despite the fact that the parks are always in need of funds, I enjoyed going to them more back during the Reagan administration when everyone complained about the lack of services and funding. At least I didn't have to sit in a four-lane traffic jam to get into the south rim of the Grand Canyon like the last time I was there.

I'm not a Disney World person.