|Oak Point board walk with cottonwood fluff.|
What does a person working the crossword puzzle in the library's newspaper have to do with going off boardwalk into the sensitive, unique thermal features at Yellowstone? You can make a photocopy of the crossword puzzle so you don't ruin it for the next library patron. The wonders of our National Parks must be shared and respected. The hot water ecosystem is extremely fragile. Worse, the daredevils at Yellowstone had corporate sponsorship for their adolescent stunts.
DAN WENK: Part of their stick, if you will, is they took photographs of the warning signs and were literally ridiculing the warning signs. So they got it, they understood, but they willfully chose to ignore.
I bet their mothers are so very proud of them!
I managed to keep this little daredevil from going off-boardwalk thirty years ago. He was all muscle and motion and energy, with no self-control. Reasoning with him was pointless. He was 18 months old. He did not have corporate sponsorship for his exploits. Somehow, I managed to keep him out of the geysers, hot springs, and mud pots, while his dad explained the park to his big brother.
|Hot, burbling mud pots!|
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