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Once the Nation’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Park, Organ Pipe Reopens

Once the Nation’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Park, Organ Pipe Reopens

On a clear spring day last week, two tourists from Osthofen, Germany, found their way to a vast desert landscape during the final leg of their month-long trek in the United States.

“We saw it on a map; it was by chance,” said Stefanie Weiss, who spent the night camping there with her boyfriend before heading home. “It was a really quiet place. There are no people here, and there is some great nature.”

Thousands of hikers, nature lovers and accidental visitors are exploring and rediscovering Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument since it fully reopened to the public last September. Nearly 70 percent of the park had been closed for more than a decade.

Read more on the New York Times Institute.

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