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Grand Canyon Mules To Stop Delivering Packages

April 8, 2013 1:59 p.m.

It’s a long way from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the bottom where the Colorado River flows. Since the 1920s mules have delivered mail and care packages to the boatmen and backpackers at Phantom Ranch, a small outpost on the floor of the canyon. But now the company that runs the mule train says it’s too much of a burden. The last day for package delivery will April 15.

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