Two tourists are being prosecuted for perilously scrutinizing the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, officials said with- They do not know they could have been seriously burned, or worse, when the boiling hot water would have broken out, like every hour.
The tourists, one with a phone in their right hand and apparently up close, taking a snapshot of Old Faithful, ignored the Signs that can be seen on the paths throughout the park.
And no, there is no barrier. They just stepped off the boardwalk, "a woman who took pictures of the malicious tourists told NBC News on Monday.
She said signs were posted all over the park," right off the boardwalk she was using ceded. "[1
" The safety of thermal areas is an extremely important part of any trip to Yellowstone. " Statement from valet parking on Monday.
The Attorney General was not immediately available for comment on Monday.
Although Yellowstone did not mention these two men, on Friday he warned visitors to be cautious while photographing in the sprawling park Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
"No picture is worth injuring itself, others or the park. Watch out for your surroundings, be it near wildlife, thermal areas, roads or steep cliffs, "said Y ellowstone National Park Tweet.
Associated Press contributed.