Crossing Southern California's Urban-Nature Interface

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Ronald Dean Barbour was found dead yesterday in the San Bernardino Mountains. The cause of death of the 69-year old hiker is not clear yet. In the past month, four people have died in the same area from avalanches and extreme cold. Twenty-five-year-old Eugene Kumm of Seal Beach, last seen heading toward snow-capped Mt. San Gorgonio a week ago, is still missing. Meantime, Orange County officials have confirmed that the same mountain lion that killed a male cyclist also attacked a woman bicycle rider shortly afterward. In Glendale, five sightings of mountain lions in the past three months have led to warnings about local parks. Is Southern California civilization getting too close to nature? We hear about the benefits and the risks of our most popular forms of outdoor recreation with the author of several hiking guides and a wild animal expert who owns her own mountain lion.
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