Getting off the Yellowstone trails can lead you to jail, and tourists are learning the lessons in a difficult way.
26 years old from Connecticut 1 week imprisonment The Wyoming Department of Justice said Wednesday after walking through a hot spring resort near Yellowstone’s iconic geyser.
She was also ordered to pay a $ 1,000 fine and a $ 40 fee. In addition, women are required to pay $ 1,000 in community services to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Resources Fund, a non-profit partner in the national park.
Officials said the woman and the other two walked to a hot spring pool and geyser in the park’s Norris Geyser basin.
“She and one other were walking down the promenade and walking in the hot springs. Several other people were worried and took pictures and videos of the three,” officials said.
It is not clear if someone else has been identified or faced similar punishment.
The Norris Geyser Basin is a popular area in the park, with signs warning people to stay on the promenade.
It’s one of Maximum thermal region According to the National Park Authority, it is the hottest in Yellowstone.Almost all thermal functions of Norris Geyser Basin It exceeds the boiling point of 199 degrees above sea level.
“For those who lack the natural ability to understand the dangers of unfriendly and unstable ground, boiling water and burned mud, the National Parks Authority stays on the promenade and conducts trials in hot spring areas. It does a very good job of warning you, “US lawyer Bob Murray said in a news release. “Still, there will always be people (of this woman) who don’t receive it. Criminal charge and prison time may seem tough, but it’s better than spending time in a hospital burn treatment room. “
Yellowstone water can boil or freeze, but tourists continue to dive, NPS says
People have been I fell into a serious injury Yellowstone water. According to the park, in May a visitor fell into Old Faithful and burned water while trying to take a picture.
2016, Oregon The man may have disbanded after trying to soak In the thermal area. Workers could not find the body, and the Park Ranger believed he had melted from dangerously boiling water, the Associated Press reported.
Last fall, a 48-year-old man was hospitalized with “severe burns on a significant portion of his body.” Burns-Hot water near Old Faithful Geyser, McClutch News reported.
“The ground is fragile and thin, and burns just below the surface can cause severe or fatal burns,” Morgan Wasin, a spokeswoman for Yellowstone National Park, said in a news release. “More than 20 people died in burns after entering and exiting the hot springs of Yellowstone.”
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