Matthew Dickerson: Beware the marmots

A FOREST RANGER at a stop in Sequoia National Park told us that the best way to make sure marmots (western woodchucks) don’t chew on the brake lines of your car is to wrap the bottom in a tarp when leaving it unattended. Photo by Matthew Dickerson

When the day began, we had no idea that our greatest danger would come from marmots. Bears perhaps, or winding mountain roads. But marmots?

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