Sad news on Shadow Mountain

I was disturbed and saddened to see the letter to the editor in Wednesday’s paper about plans for permitting houses, apartments and roads on the northern slopes of Shadow Mountain.

I’ve been a visitor here for 32 years. I’ve climbed the Shadow Mountain trails perhaps 50 times. I’ve picked up trash along the Midland trail.

Please, please, please, can we back up and somehow prevent the destruction of what is in effect Aspen’s most visible public park, which has meant so much to so many people?

Even worse, building on the lower slopes of Shadow Mountain will irrevocably change the feel of town.

Edric A. Weld

Singapore, Japan