Here’s A Surefire Way To Be Banned From Yellowstone Park
More than twenty people have died over the years in the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park. Last year, a park employee found a FOOT floating in one of the hot springs, and they presume that the rest of the body dissolved in the acid.
July this year, I showed you this video of an adult, with what appears to be a teen, going off the trail in Yellowstone AND reaching out to TOUCH the water.
Crazy Tourist Video, Yellowstone National Park, July 2023
Every time I watch that video, I can't help but think how badly that all could have gone, and how everyone just watched them and filmed them. I would have been getting a hold of a park ranger or something. (And filming it for the trial.) A person should NEVER leave the designated trails in Yellowstone.
Tuesday, August 22, 2023, another Yellowstone National Park Tourist was "on the loose" and ended up injured and arrested. He was burned by a hot spring, but the injury is not life threatening.
According to the United States Attorney's Office, District of Wyoming,
Jason D. Wicks, age 49, of Hillman, Michigan, was arraigned in federal court on August 23, 2023, facing criminal charges of off-trail travel in a Yellowstone National Park thermal area and being under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree he was a danger to himself or others
Wicks pled not guilty and can not go back to Yellowstone National Park or enter Grand Teton National Park until this issue is resolved.
A trial date is pending as there is an on-going investigation. We'll keep you updated as the case progresses.