- While a standard stun gun is used at close range, Tasers can shock someone from about 20 feet away.
- The most common stalking behavior is unwanted messages and phone calls—and about half of all stalking victims experience at least one unwanted contact per week.
- An estimated 3.4 million people over age 18 are stalked in the U.S. every year.
- Brass knuckles—pieces of metal that fit around a person’s knuckles and deliver a forceful punch—are illegal in many U.S. states, including Alaska.
- Both black bears and grizzly bears live in Denali National Park and Preserve and can run at speeds of 35 mph or more.
- The wildlife on Denali is diverse, but there are no recorded reptiles.
- A three-pawed grizzly bear called “Tripawed” was first seen in Denali National Park in 2011. He returned in 2012 and appears to be thriving.
- Approximately 400,000 people visit Denali National Park and Preserve every year to backpack, cycle, and camp in the six million acre wild lands.
- Roughly the size of Vermont, Denali’s rugged wilderness is diverse, with tundra, forest, and snow-covered mountains.
- Almost all the bears seen by visitors along the Denali Park Road—the only vehicle access into the heart of the Park—are grizzlies.
- Denali’s weather is extremely variable. There can be sun, wind, rain, and clouds on the same day. The average temperatures in summer can be anywhere between 33-75 degrees, and snow has fallen in July.
- From 1903 through the end of the 2006 climbing season, 96 people died on Denali. Fatalities are declining, though, thanks largely to a National Park Service registration system that began in 1995.
April 05, 2013
Bloody Warrior Facts