It seems that these kinds of reports are getting all too common. And this makes me sad. Buckrail reports that On Saturday afternoon, four men ran out onto the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Since one of the folks had a glidecam in hand, I can only assume that he was a videographer. The person who shot the videos and photos of the incident wishes to remain anonymous, but was caring enough to share the videos.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for getting the shot even if the price to pay is high, but this is not the case of paying a high price for a shot, this is more like everyone else will pay the price for my shot. Here is why:
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States. It is fragile and one of a kind. This is why stepping outside of the boardwalk is illegal and clearly marked with signs.
Yellowstoneinsider notes that the photos were linked to High On Life SundayFundayz. The photos may have been deleted after the outrage following the “walking stunt”. But several facebook users like Shawn Nelson and Jessica May Lords managed to grab some took some screen shots of the photos of the page:
These photos have now gone viral, and High On Life’s page has become the target for countless raging comments calling for punishment and cutting endorsements the group has with Red Bull, Bud Light and other high profile brands.
This comment from Tina Ravyn Newman is pretty indicative of the mood over at the fun page:
Contact all their past and present partnerships/sponsors ( http://sundayfundayz.com/partnerships/ ) and contact the High On Life company ( http://highonlife.ca/pages/contact?contact_posted=true#contact_form ) and let them know what these Canadian Jackasses have done, and ask them to terminate all relationships with them
P.S. this is almost as bad as flying a drone into the middle of the lake. Yea, really!