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(Moab Sun News) Fewer climbs, no jumps in Arches

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As more people participate in these previously unregulated activities, the signs of their impact have become more noticeable, such as trampled vegetation, social trails to the same areas, grooves in rocks and hardware left on routes, said Trisha Ortiz, a science technician for Arches National Park.

“The activities were unregulated for so long that the park had no idea where people were going and the extent of their impact,” Ortiz said.

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