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The Essential Guide to Not Ruining a National Park for Everyone

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On its 100th birthday, the National Parks System is more popular than ever.

With that many visitors trampling through, of course some of them are going to be ignorant, ill-prepared, or just plain dumb—putting flora, fauna, and themselves in danger.

After a recent incident involving tourists loading a bison calf into their SUV more on that below , we felt compelled to make this guide for what to do …and importantly, what not to do the next time you visit Acadia, Yellowstone, or any of the country s parks and monuments in between.

Bad move.

Venturing into America s deserts can be an other-worldly adventure, but a sandy walk will quickly turn deadly if you re unprepared.

Last summer, a family hike in New Mexico s White Sands National Monument turned tragic when a mother and father apparently died of heat exposure while attempting to keep their 9-year-old son hydrated with only two bottles of water the child survived .

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