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Are there any special treatments for scorpion bites?
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Oooh, hopefully this is a HYPOTHETICAL question!  We'll do some digging to see what we can find and get back to you... In the meantime, please note that OhRanger.com does not have doctors on staff.  We trust the folks at WedMD (see link below) but if you have a specific concern you should consult your personal physician. 

SCORPION BITE TREATMENT:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/168230-overview

Remember, scorpion bites are usually avoidable!  If camping, or in any environment you have doubts about, don't put your fingers and toes where you can't see them.  Shake out shoes, gloves, sleeping bags and tents before entering!


 

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Claire M.

 

I currently work at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware as the Interpretive Manager.  I have previously worked in both Delaware and Kentucky State Parks as a naturalist.  I grew up and attended school in Ohio, working at a nature center in Dayton, Ohio.  In my free time, you can find me out looking for spring wildflowers.

Lester

Lester was born in Southern California in the early 60’s in what started out as a rural area. He watched the exponential grow all around him thought the 60’s and 70’s. In fact one of his fond early childhood memories was playing in a corn field across from his house that later became the high school he graduated from. Lester loved camping and the mountains from an early age so when the time came for college Lester moved some 700 miles north and attended Humboldt State University. He graduated with a B.S. in Natural Resources, Planning and Interpretation in 1984.

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josquared
After visiting Mud Volcano and Sulfur Caldren in Yellowstone, I was left with a metalic taste in my mouth for days. Can you explain why?
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When in the vicinity of the thermal features in Yellowstone, you are breathing in more than just steam.  Many of the features give off a sulfuric smell, and in your case perhaps a taste as well!  There is no direct health risk of being near the thermal features, even for extended lengths of time.  Many scientists have spent long periods of their lives around these locations and never has there been anything reported of that nature that I discovered.  

If you are still feeling this way, talk to your doctor!  

I hope that your taste returns to normal soon!

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Maryanne1...
We will be in Yosemite the evenings of 10/6-10/8, is there any where that we can join in on a campfire?
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You're getting in just under the wire to have your own campfire in the park (at designated locations) as the last day permitted is October 15th.  In terms of hosted NPS campfires and Ranger campfire talks, you'll have to check with the park itself for an updated schedule.  The best number to call is: (209) 372-0200; press 3 then 5.

Have a great trip!

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Park Love...
How many steps on the Vernal Falls Mist Trail
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arongrumb...
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im not sure of the exact number but if you in decent shape the last part of the mist trail to vernal falls should take you no more than 30 minutes to summit. if your in good shape 10-15 min
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Park Love...
Grand Canyon, can I ride my bicycle on the shuttle bus service only, Hermits Rest Route? I'm coming in Oct is the south rim open year round?
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sldishman...
We will be in Sedona, Az,8-28 thru 9-4 - we will visit the grand canyon - what would be the number one thing to do in your opinion
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This is actually not an easy question to answer as there are a lot of wonderful things to do.  It really depends on how much time you have.  The first thing you should do is just take a look.  The canyon is magnificent and all the pictures you have seen don't do it justice.  Take a walk around the canyon.  I assume you will be visiting the south rim and around the rim there is a nice easy trail you can walk on to get different views of the canyon.  If you are up for a more rigorous hike, go down into the canyon.  Either the Bright Angel Trail or the South Kaibab Trail will provide you different perspectives of the canyon and you can hike as little or as much as you want.  Get up early to watch the sunrise or find a spot to watch the sunset.  At the beginning and the end of the day you can watch the colors of the canyon change and get the most dramatic views.  And stop at one of the visitor centers and talk to the park rangers.  There is a daily schedule of ranger led talks and walks where you can learn about Grand Canyon history, geology, animal and plant life, etc.

We were just there in May and had a wonderful time.  I hope you do too.

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