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The natural beauty and majesty of nature overwhelm many people when they visit national parks. Others, however, have a . . . less enthusiastic response. One visitor to Denali National Park left a review that fell into the latter category:

“Two of the trails were closed because of bears”

Denali National Park

When you venture into the wild, there’s a chance you’ll find animals. After all, at the sake of stating the obvious, that’s where they live.

denali national park, bears

Excluding, of course, the three bears from Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Sometimes, national parks need to close certain areas in order to protect people from these animals because they’re wild and the park rangers are thinking of the safety of visitors. There’s nothing like a bear mauling to ruin a vacation.

Hugh Glass, bears, denali

Just ask Hugh Glass.

Denali National Park

It’s true that Denali National Park in Alaska has bears, but it’s so much more than that. According to the National Park website, “Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America’s tallest peak, 20,310′ Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages.” Could a bear wander across your path? Sure! You’re a visitor in their home and, unlike this one star reviewer, you understand the importance of being a polite guest.

bears, goldilocks

i.e. Don’t eat their porridge, break their chairs, or sleep in their beds.

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