Magazine article National Parks

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Magazine article National Parks

Letters

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

I loved the wildlife map in the Summer issue "Where the Wild Things Are"-what a great idea to have something like this handy for travel. But there is one thing readers should note. As a former intern park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns, I can attest to the fact that the bats fly out of the caverns in June and July, too, not just in August, so visitors can enjoy them all summer long.

HONETTE BEBOW-REINHARD

Abrams, WI

DIALING 9-1-1

I enjoyed "Dress Rehearsal" in the Summer 2013 issue. It's reassuring to know that the National Park System, in cooperation with other like-minded agencies, trains to be prepared for any emergency requiring a search-and-rescue effort. I also appreciate the dedication required of those who arrange and execute such massive search-and-rescue exercises. As an active member of the National Ski Patrol at Holiday Valley ski resort in western New York, I realize a training of this scale must be a huge undertaking.

BERT PROBST

Ellicottville, NY

MOTION PICTURES

I enjoyed Lynda Mapes' article "Elwha: A River Reborn." Her story and the photos by Steve Ringman really capture this remarkable undertaking. The book should be a great read. Anyone looking for additional information on the Elwha project should check out "Return to Elwha," a documentary produced by Jason Jaacks (vimeo. …

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