While hiking and enjoying the stunning beauty of nature is among the best ways to relax and rejuvenate, people must be careful. A total of 1,025 people died in national parks from 2007 to 2013; 145 fatalities in 2014, up from 129 in 2013. The odds are in your favor, but some places are really perilous. One slip can change your life or end it. Perhaps it is the adrenaline rush of being vulnerable that makes dangerous trails and crossing slippery, swinging bridges a popular adventure. It is certainly not a walk in the park – rotten wooden planks, rain, sudden changes in temperature, strong winds and sometimes no trailing put your life at risk.