***Originally posted on 4/14/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Hanging Lake, which is a designed National Natural Landmark, is an incredibly beautiful travertine lake and waterfall located in Colorado. The lake has been always been a popular hiking destination, but visitation has skyrocketed from 78,000 people in 2012 to 186,000 in 2018. Unsurprisingly many people visiting the lake disregard the rules and do whatever it takes to get a perfect photo. As a result of the abuse, what
***Originally posted 3/13/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** The good news? "Influencers" with a total of 250,000+ followers have decided to remove pictures of them trampling the poppies! Some have even decided to be proactive and provide education to their followers about proper behavior in the wildflower fields. Much of this is due to YOUR help. Thank you!
The bad news is that people like those featured in this post are still ruining wildflower habitat while hawking phone ca
***Originally posted 3/12/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** Many people were, and still are, upset that I called out a couple of individual accounts for going off-trail and taking pictures in the wildflower fields. Some people don't seem to understand the impact that one person can have. . This photo from @thesimplehiker is the manifestation of that impact. One person chooses to disregard the rules, goes 10' off the trail and tramples a few flowers. The next person sees that m
***Originally posted 3/11/19 on @publiclandshateyou*** @adeventurousoutdoorbrand is just another company promoting itself at the expense of nature and your public lands. You would think that any company with the word "outdoor" in it would be interested in promoting good outdoor ethics, right?
Not these guys! When it was suggested by multiple people that picking and trampling wildflowers wasn't a great thing to broadcast to almost 7,000 followers, what did they do? Apologi