Helena Quintana writes in her letter of May 12, "Do we have to destroy the dunes to enjoy them?"
The answer is, of course not. She would have you to believe that a slide show presentation is the only way to enjoy the desert. If she and her party have their way, it WOULD be the only way! I suppose if you do not know anything about the desert, really do not want to travel that far and do not own a vehicle that is capable of off-road travel, I suppose her idea might work for some.
I can't enjoy my campfire in a slide show; somehow the sunrise and sunset would just not be the same through slides. Have you ever heard the howling of a coyote on tape? I would ask her one question: Where did you get the pictures? Why is it your slide show will be in San Diego?