LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sir – Another nail was hammered into the coffin of common sense, logic and reason this week as officials in Alice Springs erected a barbed wire fence to “close off” entry to the informal walking track to the summit of Mt Gillen.
The track was mainly used by Alice Springs locals and the occasional well-informed tourist.
The journey that uplifted the soul and nourished your well-being, filling you up with awe and wonder, is now banned and those that enjoy an invigorating walk, breath of fresh air and an outstanding view will now be fined for their trouble (if they catch you!).