Are we ruining the best places?

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  1. terri

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    The trespassers. Obviously, if they hadn't trespassed the event wouldn't have occurred!

    The number of deaths from climbing Mt. Everest is increasing because people have it in their minds that it's suddenly become easy to do, the latest *thing.* Waiting lines at the final summit are apparently the new normal.


     
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    We have a local sunflower field that used to be relatively unknown before Instagram and Facebook. It has always been open to the public. My photo meet up group planned a morning trip there on a Saturday at peak bloom. 75 people rsvp’d yes. When I saw that I passed.

    I ended up going on my own on a subsequent day. Was sitting in the parking lot waiting for the posted opening time when one of the employees walked up to my car. After a quick chat he gave me the ok to go on over. There were at least 20 people there already who had ignored the posted hours and designated path. One woman had props and was doing “mini sessions”. I’m sure most of these people didn’t bother to stop in the store to buy something to support the farm who eventually had to hire detail cops to deal with the traffic and overflow from their small parking lot.
     
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    On the reverse, I am guilty of seeing an Instagram photo and adding a place to my bucket list. The difference is, I like to think, that I do try to enjoy the experience when I go there in addition to taking my photos which are NEVER selfies.
     

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