Do Not Copy Hike From "127 Hours"

Do Not Copy Hike From "127 Hours"

People need to stop trying things that they learn in movies. Already this month we’ve seen people get in trouble while copying the antics in Weekend at Bernie’s and Wedding Crashers, and now a guy broke his leg and had to wait four days to be rescued while trying to complete the hike from 127 Hours. [More]

Man Rescued Twice In One Month By Rangers In Rocky Mountains

Man Rescued Twice In One Month By Rangers In Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers don’t typically charge imperiled hikers for rescue operations, but the agency may want to re-think its policy after having to save the same 68-year-old man with elaborate, time-consuming operations twice in a month. [More]

Determined Camper Opens Closed Campground Without Permission

Determined Camper Opens Closed Campground Without Permission

A Michigan camp site that was officially shut down in 2009 has been revived, apparently due to the work of a Robin Hood-like camping enthusiast who has done a bunch of work for free. Officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are not amused, and are hoping to identify the person responsible. [More]