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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive

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The Six Most Dangerous National Parks

National parks are pretty safe, but some carry more risk than others. Text by Shey Kiester. Research by Mackenzie Murphy

photo: AlaskanDude / Flickr
photo: AlaskanDude / Flickr



Mount Rainier National Park
Combine strong storms coming off of the Pacific and an exhausting alpine climb and you've got the makings of disaster, even on simple overnights to Camp Muir.  8 climbers lost their lives in 2012.
Photo: lohit v / Flickr
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