HOME ON THE RANGE
I am one of the "backpack breed who view motorized campers as unwelcome intruders" (Camping Out the Easy Way, June 1), and I believe the wilderness should be reserved for those who appreciate it. We backpackers appreciate the drumming of the white-headed woodpecker and hold disdain for the blaring of the portable radio. We love the panorama from the top of Yosemite Point more than the soap operas from the portable TV sets on the valley floor. And we would prefer to depend on the map and compass to warn us of our approach to "civilization" rather than the frequency of the cigarette wrappers and beer cans.
Yes, there is a place for camping out with all the conveniences—your own backyard.
EDGAR J. HEE