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On not getting here

Dear Editor:As a hotel manager in Aspen I noticed a very disturbing trend this winter.Many Aspen visitors are driving hours out of their way from the Front Range due to faulty driving directions. The culprits are Internet mapping programs. The major map and direction providers on the ‘Net are sending unwitting travelers through Twin Lakes to the closed Independence Pass. The frustration of these of these travelers is palpable.I have sent e-mails to mapquest.com in an effort to end the misdirection to no avail. No changes have been made to these sights; in fact I have never received a response. Perhaps the powers that be at the Aspen Skiing Co. could throw their weight around. Those who run the map sites don’t seem to care about the opinion of a small lodge manager; maybe they would listen to a corporate giant.Charles CaseinnkeeperAnnabelle Inn, Aspen

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