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RV Life: Practice safety in the National Parks and beyond

From the writers at RV Life.

In early June, a 23-year-old Portland man who went off the designated boardwalk at the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park died after slipping into the thermal waters.

A week before, a father and son suffered burns at the Upper Geyser Basin in the same park after, again, walking off a designated trail and getting too close to the hot springs. Both were clearly marked, reminding visitors to stay on the boardwalk. This is just one of the key ways of practicing safety this season.

In fact, fatal accidents or injuries are not limited to any one destination in the National Park System. In fact, according to NPS Search and Rescue statistics revealed that there were 168 fatalities in the park system in 2014, an increase from 148 fatalities in 2013.

To read the full story by in RV Life, click here.

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