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Yosemite, CA — Details are emerging about the National Park Service’s plan to overhaul Yosemite Valley. The Associated Press reports under the proposal horse and bicycle rentals would no longer be allowed in the valley. The pool would be removed from the iconic Ahwahnee Hotel. Also, the ice rink at Curry Village would be torn out.

The AP calls the plan ambitious and says adding to the changes would be the $235 million “Merced River Plan” which has been more than a decade in the making, and delayed by several lawsuits from environmentalists.