The Grim Reaper Report: National Park deaths
I have noticed an uptick in people who find this blog with searches for people who die in various national parks or as dinner for a shark or grizzly bear. Y’all are clearly a morbid, bloodthirsty bunch. This morning, these searches found this blog:
Searching for dead people
As a public service, for those of you with morbid curiosity wasting time looking for information on people who have died in National Parks and how, here’s where you need to go:
This bear in Yellowstone did not eat us as we stayed a long way away. If you surprise a bear with cubs, you can expect to be dispatched to the hereafter. Note the grainy picture which denotes long distance away from danger.
3 people just died here. We didn't, but we stayed behind the rails.
Zion National Park deaths
This is why people die on Angel's Landing. It's 1200 feet off to one side and 900 on the other. I'm not insane enough to climb this, but Troy was. He's alive.
Grand Canyon deaths
Death Valley National Park deaths
Mount Ranier National Park deaths
Great Smoky Mountain National Park deaths/statistics
People die in Great Smoky Mountain National Park every year. Mostly because they are stupid. Waterfalls are dangerous.
Acadia National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Channel Islands National Park
Biscayne National Park
The water at Biscayne National Park is crystal clear. You can drown here or be eaten by a shark. According to Troy, who has to my knowledge, never set a toe in the ocean.
Big Bend National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
I did not drown, fall off a waterfall or get eaten by a mountain lion in Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Troy hiked all 19+ miles of this trail in Grand Teton without dying
Badlands National Park (click on the compendium for details by year)
The Badlands are named that way for a reason. Troy survived it. Because he's not an idiot and took water and knew where he was. Also because I was not there for him to argue with about which way to go.
Canyonlands National Park
Just past the arch is a drop of over 1500 feet. Don't go to the edge and pose.
Haleakala National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Denali National Park
Sadly, there’s no statistics kept on who had it coming. Darwinism may be at work in many of the deaths.
For those of you even more determined to track down who met their fate in the form of being dinner for a wild animal, here you go:
Mountain lion attacks
Black bear attacks
These baby bears are adorable. Mom is pissed off. We stayed a respectful distance away.
Grizzly bear attacks
Polar bear attacks
Killer bee attacks
Snake bite deaths