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Old 05-17-2016, 01:49 AM
 
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Here's the story: Online filmmakers venture off-boardwalk at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone | News | bozemandailychronicle.com

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:25 PM
 
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Violated Yellowstone? A bit extreme on the wording aren't we? However, I do agree, those people were idiots.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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Years ago, I think around 15, maybe, there were some summer workers up at Yellowstone that went off the boardwalks late at night and fell into a firehole. At least one was burnt to death, and another suffered 3rd degree burns.

Ok - found some info about it:

"The most recent thermal fatality occurred in 2000. One moonless August night, 20-year-old Sara Hulphers, a park concession employee from Oroville, Washington, went swimming with friends in the Firehole River. Accompanied by two co-workers for Old Faithful businesses, Hulphers returned by hiking through Lower Geyser Basin. They carried no flashlights, and the three thought they were jumping a small stream when they fell into Cavern Spring’s ten-foot-deep boiling waters. Hulphers went completely underwater and died several hours later from third-degree burns that covered her entire body. Her companions survived, but the two men spent months in a Salt Lake City hospital recovering from severe burns over most of their bodies."

Deaths and Injuries at Yellowstone's Geysers and Hot Springs
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Years ago, I think around 15, maybe, there were some summer workers up at Yellowstone that went off the boardwalks late at night and fell into a firehole. At least one was burnt to death, and another suffered 3rd degree burns.

Ok - found some info about it:

"The most recent thermal fatality occurred in 2000. One moonless August night, 20-year-old Sara Hulphers, a park concession employee from Oroville, Washington, went swimming with friends in the Firehole River. Accompanied by two co-workers for Old Faithful businesses, Hulphers returned by hiking through Lower Geyser Basin. They carried no flashlights, and the three thought they were jumping a small stream when they fell into Cavern Spring’s ten-foot-deep boiling waters. Hulphers went completely underwater and died several hours later from third-degree burns that covered her entire body. Her companions survived, but the two men spent months in a Salt Lake City hospital recovering from severe burns over most of their bodies."

Deaths and Injuries at Yellowstone's Geysers and Hot Springs
I remember when this happened. I had just graduated from high school.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Every summer I end up treating people for burns who step off the boardwalks and into hot pots or do something else ridiculous in YNP. It's pretty funny actually - over 95% of people in Yellowstone never get more than 150 yards from their cars the entire time they are in the park, yet they just have to walk off the boardwalks or get out of their cars (which they leave running in the active lanes of the road) and go up to the animals for pics.

Perhaps it is a good thing these Darwins never try to actually take advantage of the beautiful backcountry in the park.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Montana
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And now someone walks off the boardwalk on Yellowstone Tuesday and falls into a 200ºF spring and dies.

Rules for Yellowstone, beyond stay on the dang boardwalk:

How to Survive Yellowstone with Hank Patterson
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:31 PM
 
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Every summer I end up treating people for burns who step off the boardwalks and into hot pots or do something else ridiculous in YNP. It's pretty funny actually - over 95% of people in Yellowstone never get more than 150 yards from their cars the entire time they are in the park, yet they just have to walk off the boardwalks or get out of their cars (which they leave running in the active lanes of the road) and go up to the animals for pics.

Perhaps it is a good thing these Darwins never try to actually take advantage of the beautiful backcountry in the park.


Beat me to it. I think we should take the warming labels off of everything and let nature takes it's course. As for the national parks, we could also just give the park rangers the summer off next year, then have them clean up the carcasses after Labor Day.
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