Technology Leads More Park Visitors into Trouble

August 21, 2010
Leslie Kaufman
New York Times

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Technology Leads More Park Visitors into Trouble

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The national parks' history is full of examples of misguided visitors feeding bears, putting children on buffalos for photos and dipping into geysers despite signs warning of scalding temperatures.

But today, as an ever more wired and interconnected public visits the parks in rising numbers - July was a record month for visitors at Yellowstone - rangers say that technology often figures into such mishaps.

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