Anonymous said: If you're going out to illustrate and enjoy the natural world, have the decency to leave it as you found it. Painting on rocks and removing pieces of the Grand Canyon makes me cringe. The National Park Service considers that vandalism and there are consequences if you are caught. It's Federal land. If you enjoy it, protect it!
Yes, I quite agree, and it was thoughtlessly done, all of it. I actually really regret that now, and not cleaning it off; it would have been easy to get off, and I was going to, but I didn’t get around to it and at the time thought ‘oh well it’s such a minor thing’ but I know those minor things always add up, and the Grand Canyon has so, so many visitors. I was actually really impressed with what a good job the guides did of maintaining everything and sorting out trash and all the things. Unfortunately I really can’t fix what I did now. And with the rocks. I really didn’t mean to take those, that was truly an accident. But I should have been more careful. I’ll just have to remember in the future.