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Check out the website http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wildcond.htm As of March 3, 2016, the website said this about General Conditions under the heading Wilderness Conditions Be prepared for winter conditions throughout the park. The current snowpack is about 85 - 100% of average for this time of year, depending on location, a significant ...


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wild camping in the UK is a gray area. Technically it is illegal to wild camp anywhere (Scotland and Dartmoor are the exceptions it is actually legal to wild camp in any unenclosed area there). Practically though, wild camping is tolerated in most wild areas (unenclosed remote areas like the breacon's). You need to be careful though and obey some simple ...


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In general, you want to be in the south during winter. Another problem is that parks are more dispersed in the east. One strategy might be to start in the northeast (which basically means Acadia) as late in the season as you can handle, then move down the east coast as the weather gets cooler, getting to the Everglades in the depth of winter. You then go ...


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The "swans can break your arm" concept is rather lacking in evidence, though one once caused a kayaker to drown. They are a nuisance on the water, especially if you get between adults and their cygnets. Most of what they do, even when they're agitated, is an attempt to drive away a perceived threat, rather than a real act of aggression. On the other hand, ...


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In your first example (a lost hiker firing shots into the air) at minimum a citation should be issued, firing into the air is a violation of basic gun safety; you don't know where that bullet is going to come back down. Consider also that most visitors to National Parks are unfamiliar with the area and the wildlife; there will be little sympathy for someone ...


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Although I have not found IUCN Level II protected areas, there do exist areas with a higher level than national parks. So, for are there at least areas with a protection level stricter than what UK National Parks have?, the answer is yes. Within England, there exist National Nature Reserves. According to Protected Planet, those are protected at IUCN level ...


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The UK has an incredibly high population density (262 people per km). This is one of the highest in the developed world. Though your correct there are higher,Holland has a higher one actually but they also have space issue, that's why the reclaim land using dykes, etc. The UK was also the birth place of the industrial revolution in the 1800-1900s and as ...


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What makes the most sense in terms of effort, cost, etc? (1) Assuming you don't have small children: It is no more effort -- actually, it is easier -- to pick up your luggage at the carousel than to make a separate trip to Mail Boxes to get your gear or to go to a camping store for rental. My husband and I have, for decades, checked two backpacks for 10 ...


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Strictly, speaking you it is illegal to camp without the landowners permission. If you really want to be legal the best way is to ask a farmer if you can stay in a field. In reality, as long as you are sensible and don't camp right by a road or main path no one is likely to complain. As for where a Google search for wild camping in the brecon beacons ...



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