A Guide to the Guide

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Outside magazine, July 1994

A Guide to the Guide
By Debra Shore

Mug Shot: What’s the nature of the criminal behavior? Why do deviants like this place so much?

The Facts: Some numbers you should know, including how many acres each ranger must cover, how much money taxpayers spend in the process, how many corpses you’re likely to stumble upon…

Hot Spots: Where and when you’re most likely to wish you had gone to the Poconos instead.

From the Files: A worst-case scenario–only it really happened.

Anxiety Index: Our soundly subjective rating, on a scale of one to five, of just how afraid you should be.

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