CA hikers' woes showed danger of urban wilderness

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Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In Southern California, where urban sprawl meets pristine wilderness, one can stand on a backwoods mountain trail and be so close to the city as to still hear the rumble of traffic and make out a downtown skyline.

Which is something, wilderness experts say, that can lead to a false sense of security.

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