High On Life clothing company selfie takers break park rules and have arrest warrant issued for their arrest.
While an warrant for their arrest is still pending, the High On Life crew of self absorbed 28 year old small businessman from Vancouver, Canada are still in hiding from their stunts in Yellowstone National Park.
Meanwhile their antics are inspires in others to break the rules in national parks and damage lands and natural wonders set aside for all to enjoy, not just selfish t-shirt hawkers looking to make money on their stupid tricks.
Just this week: Raw video: 6 people walking across hot spring in Yellowstone National Park
Also this week: A man left the boardwalk and died in one of the geysers at Yellowstone. No body could be recovered. Boiled away to nothing!
Its only June and Yellowstone has already had a rough start to the 2016 season. Here are a list of incidents that have already taken place there.
To date, Yellowstone has been host to well over 300 deaths that were not vehicle or snowmobile related. Their causes range from the ridiculous to the sublime. In other parks deaths have occurred in similar ways: falls, drowning, lightning, falling rock, etc. However, the nations first park offers a list of truly unique demises resulting from scaldings, bears, bison, and poisonous gasses, among others. The examples are both graphic and stark, as outlined in Lee Whittlesey’s Death in Yellowstone, Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park.
Whittlesey, Yellowstone Nation-al Park’s Historian, offers many tragic and compelling accounts of park visitors meeting their end in the nation’s crown jewel. For example, in 1981, David Kirwan, age 24, and Ronald Ratliff, 25, drove into the park from California. They parked at the Fountain Paint Pot parking lot. While the men observed the hot springs, Ratliff’s Great Dane escaped from the vehicle and ran headlong into Celestine Pool (one of Yellowstone’s roughly 10,000 hot springs, geysers, mudpots, and steam vents).
Kirwan approached the edge of the pool, and though bystanders warned him not to, he plunged into the 202 degree water head first in an attempt to save the dog. He reached the dog, then realized it was futile and swam back to shore where Ratliff helped pull him out. As they moved to the sidewalk, Kirwan managed to say, “That was stupid, how bad am I?”
Another tourist, Earl Welch, tried to help Kirwan. He could see Kirwan’s entire body was badly burned as the skin was already peeling off. Welch was suddenly overwhelmed with the feeling that he was walking with a corpse. It seemed to Welch that Kirwan was blind, as his eyes were totally white. The man was rushed to a Salt Lake City hospital, where he died the next day. Meanwhile, Ratliff’s dog had disinte-grated, with its fatty oils causing small eruptions in the hot springs for several days.