How do you guys feel the past few weeks seeing Joshua Trees being chopped down, indiscriminate human pooping, vandalism of irreplaceable artifacts, pets running rampant, and destruction of delicate habitats in our National Parks?
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This is heartbreaking and it makes me sick. Those people who would do this to our national parks are a disgrace. What if someone came to their home and acted the same way?
10:35 PM Jan 11, 2019
It’s a damn disgrace!
10:41 PM Jan 11, 2019
It really makes me sick that people are so disrespectful and are damaging the ecosystem without a thought or care.
10:41 PM Jan 11, 2019
It makes one feel quite hopeless about the overall intelligence of the human race...😡
10:46 PM Jan 11, 2019
I personally feel Joshua Tree already had a big problem even before the shutdown. Overcrowding, vandalism, and sanitation have been compounded by commercial photographers, rock climbers, social media seekers and foreign tourists. The shutdown just proves that the park system needs help and better management. Without the 1000’s of volunteers they could barely operate, even with rangers!
@ak49wildernesscompany totally agree with social media seekers and foreign (and domestic) tourists. The number of home grown tourists I've witnessed trumping (sic) over fragile ground is appalling. Can't speak for photographers but (proper) rock climbers tend to be very respectful of the areas they visit. Vested interest I guess 🤔
12:27 AM Jan 12, 2019
Absolutely sad and disgusted. Makes me lose faith in people, they can’t even take care of this countries national treasures when they need the most care and protecting
It’s a reminder that we can’t be complacent and pass of preservation of our favorite places as “someone else’s job.” Public lands belong to all of us and so does the responsibility of maintaining them. It’s horrible that there was damage caused, but there were a lot of volunteers cleaning up parks as well 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
2:17 AM Jan 12, 2019
Headed to Yosemite tomorrow with @kaybaylissimo with a tarp gloves and trash bags...Clean up after the idiots. 😐
3:23 AM Jan 12, 2019
💔... thank u for sharing this! 🙌🏼
3:36 AM Jan 12, 2019
These beautiful places should be sacred and preserved. Now we know how the Native Americans have always felt.
5:30 AM Jan 12, 2019
Really cool shot! Love it!
6:15 AM Jan 12, 2019
It's pretty disappointing that people come to see these unique places, but don't feel the need to preserve it. It hurts to see and experience this blatant disregard...
7:00 AM Jan 12, 2019
@travelllingchi thank you for doing that. Did they clean up after themselves afterward? Assholes.
7:07 AM Jan 12, 2019
Signed up to volunteer!!
7:11 AM Jan 12, 2019
It’s absolutely heart breaking
12:10 PM Jan 12, 2019
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12:25 PM Jan 12, 2019
Amazing place. I was there shooting sunset then 6 hrs later the milky way... It was pitch black and cold... But so worth it.
2:38 PM Jan 12, 2019
Heartbroken and disappointed in the human race
3:42 PM Jan 12, 2019
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3:54 PM Jan 12, 2019
4:01 PM Jan 12, 2019
People are gross and sadly, cannot manage themselves and nature with respect. It’s so disheartening.