Saturday, December 3, 2016

Yellowstone Hot Pool

There have been several news articles lately about people either getting injured or killed by violating the restrictions about entering thermal areas in Yellowstone. These incidents are comparable to the people who periodically fall off the cliffs at the Grand Canyon. The danger in both cases is abundantly evident. In Yellowstone National Park, you can get a sizable fine for just walking on a thermal formation even if you don't get injured or die. In one case, someone fell into a hot pool and his body was entirely dissolved by the acids in the water before any recovery could be made. The stories along with the destruction of some of the formations in other parks are some of the incidents that hit home with me since I have spent so much of my life exploring and camping in all of these areas.

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