Many of us have some occasional moments of nostalgia—or perhaps just a bit of curiosity—about life in our parks during what we presume was a less frantic world a generation or two ago. If that's the case, and you'd like to get a peek at life as a ranger and his spouse in Yosemite and several other western national parks in the 1930s and 1940s, you'll likely enjoy reading a book that's a park's classic: Bears in my Kitchen.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Against seemingly insurmountable odds, a California man whose vehicle plunged down a steep mountainside was found alive in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks after an extensive multi-day search. The odds were certainly against his discovery and rescue since his vehicle was almost completely hidden from view by thick brush.
In July 1996 veteran backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson disappeared in the wilds of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Now the Investigation Discovery Channel has offered a Hollywood version of this real-life mystery.