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Woman Sentenced to 7 Days in Jail for Walking in Yellowstone’s Thermal Area

Woman Sentenced to 7 Days in Jail for Walking in Yellowstone’s Thermal Area

Travel
A Connecticut woman was sentenced to seven days in jail for walking on the thermal grounds at Yellowstone National Park, an act the authorities described as extremely dangerous.The woman, Madeline Casey, 26, was sentenced on Aug. 18, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming. She was charged with traveling in the thermal areas and disorderly conduct, according to court records.Ms. Casey and two others with her, who were not identified in the statement, made their way to a thermal pool and geyser at Norris Geyser Basin, one of the largest thermal areas at Yellowstone, after they left the marked boardwalk during a visit last month, the authorities said.Worried onlookers took photos and videos of the three people as they walked over the thermal groun...
How Crowded Are America’s National Parks? See for Yourself.

How Crowded Are America’s National Parks? See for Yourself.

Travel
Largely freed from domestic travel restrictions, Americans have been flocking to national parks in record numbers this spring and summer. Several parks — including Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park — have already set monthly visitation records. Many sites are gearing up for their busiest years in history.And so, in place of serenity, many visitors have instead found packed parking lots, congested trailheads, overrun campsites and interminable lines.Hikers at Zion National Park, in Utah, have faced wait times of four hours to access certain trails. Visitors to Arches National Park, in the same state, are being turned away at the gate — “The park is currently full,” the Parks Service’s Twitter feed routinely announces — and asked to return at a later time.To capture the...
¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio

¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio

Technology
Los osos pardos transitan por los paisajes de una manera muy parecida a la de la mayoría de las personas, pues prefieren los caminos llanos a las pendientes y las velocidades cadenciosas antes que correr a gran velocidad, según un nuevo y extraordinario estudio que compara la vida de los osos pardos al aire libre con la nuestra.La investigación, que incluyó osos salvajes y en cautiverio, una caminadora adaptada, rodajas de manzana y rastreadores GPS, amplía nuestra comprensión de cómo el impulso natural por ahorrar energía determina el comportamiento de los animales, y el nuestro, y podría tener consecuencias para la salud y el control del peso. Los hallazgos también ayudan a explicar por qué, en la vasta naturaleza, los caminos de los osos y de las personas se cruzan con tanta frecuencia,...
How About a Luxury Tour of Your Own Backyard?

How About a Luxury Tour of Your Own Backyard?

Travel
Caroline Turenne, 17, of Seekonk, Mass., booked a July hiking trip in Utah with G Adventures, based on the company’s knowledge of the area.“When we were looking at Airbnb rates, we figured we’d be better off traveling with a guide that would know the area, the best things to do, and to walk us through it,” she said.Health and safety protocolsGroup departures will, of course, be different this year. As the pandemic continues, operators are cutting group sizes to allow for social distancing and ensuring their guides are at least tested for Covid-19, if not vaccinated.“In a small group setting, we require all group guests wear masks indoors or outdoors when not able to socially distance,” said Stefanie Schmudde, the vice president of product development and operations at Abercrombie & Ken...