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Old 04-06-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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For the last several years we've been taking road trips and visiting the National Parks. We are repeatedly seeing people practicing dangerous and destructive behavior all around us. We're old enough to get in free so it goes without saying that we have noticed a marked change from the more safety-oriented behavior of decades ago.

Only last summer in Yellowstone we saw many people getting out of their cars to approach a bear for pictures and a woman walking through a sulfur spring with her dog in tow. In both cases these people were within steps of signs warning about the behavior they were doing.

I can only wonder if human beings are losing their sense of self-preservation. Seems everyone's an exception to the rules these days.

Perhaps younger people have been lulled into a false sense of security in the wild by their disconnection from the natural world.
Also getting out of car to play with buffalo and elk. We were in Custer State Park in SD in Oct, another idiot was in the middle of a herd of buffalo taking selfies. A few minutes later, one of the large males chased him behind a van. Then keep charging the van, lifting it off of 2 wheels! Total dummy, lucky to be alive.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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Score:
Nature/gravity: 3
Tourists: 0


We have the same scoreboard at Yellowstone. The tourists are always at ZERO. Hot pools and wild animals always win.
Except that animals often get murdered for killing (and eating) some damfool tourist.
I've got photos somewhere from back in the 80s of Japanese tourists walking around the hot hot springs on the crust
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/californi...001016187.html

Death at the Grand Canyon is the news again.

Obviously, the solution here is for government to step in, regulate these dangerous areas "for the public's own good", perhaps put a big wall in front of the entire area to keep people safe.
This could be nature’s way of telling visitors to step back from the edge. You get only one warning ~ there are no “DO OVERS”.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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I was wondering what the name was. Thank you 3DogNight.



Alarmingly enough, this book has "updated versions" (more morons added ).
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:33 PM
 
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If you have lodging at one of the National Park’s hotels and fall over the edge of the canyon, you may be billed for a night’s stay and possibly additional nights if you did not give them 48 hours’ room cancellation notice.
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:36 PM
 
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Fatal falls are not the main reason people die at Grand Canyon National Park
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Old 04-07-2019, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Indeed.

Here in the upper Midwest we've had massive flooding this past month - to the extent that it has torn down bridges and wiped out entire roads. And wouldn't ya know it... People will push "ROAD CLOSED" barriers aside and drive down these flooded roads - some of them doing so to their own peril.

I don't get it.
Check out Arizona's Stupid Motorist Law. Yes, it's really called that.

Any motorist who becomes stranded after driving around barricades to enter a flooded stretch of roadway may be charged for the cost of their rescue. And it's enforced.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupid_Motorist_Law
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Death at the Grand Canyon is the news again.

Obviously, the solution here is for government to step in, regulate these dangerous areas "for the public's own good", perhaps put a big wall in front of the entire area to keep people safe.

The nitwits, bound and determined to earn their Darwin Awards, will find a way to scale any wall or barrier placed between them and their destiny on the rocks below.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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The nitwits, bound and determined to earn their Darwin Awards, will find a way to scale any wall or barrier placed between them and their destiny on the rocks below.
LOL, exactly. So just forget the barrier and let these people fall to their deaths in peace!
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:18 PM
 
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And another one, RIP

70-year-old woman falls to her death from Grand Canyon's South Rim
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