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Vandalism to prominent rockface at Capitol Reef NP may be unrepairable, park says

A towering redrock monolith in southern Utah’s Cathedral Valley was damaged last week by vandals who etched a drawing of an eye into the sandstone so deeply that national park officials say they may not be able to remove it.

“It’s just disturbing that people feel like they need to leave a mark on the landscape,” said Capitol Reef National Park Superintendent Sue Fritzke. “It really bothers me.”

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