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Tourists Behaving Badly: What Not to Do in National Parks

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016


With summer here, the summer roadtrip is now a go, and what better place to hit than the national parks spread like jewels across the USA.  There are rules that we have to respect when we’re traveling though, particularly in parks, and National Geographic outlines them in the article linked below.  As cute as that picture is up top, it’s not actually a good thing because these days, we have to stay at least 100 yards away from bears.  Another good rule is below:

Leave natural objects where they are.

Just this month, a child learned the hard way that it’s against the rules to carry seeds out of the parks. The young visitor to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park had taken a single pinecone from underneath General Grant, a giant sequoia that is the world’s second largest tree. When the kid realized that wasn’t allowed, the cone was returned with an apologetic letter.

Let’s respect the rules.


Photo credit to Andrey H. Brown/National Geographic.

via http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/tips-for-staying-safe-in-national-parks/


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