Tourist Walks Down Near Mammoth Hot Springs At Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone tourist

Typically when we think of moron tourists at national parks, or “tourons,” if you will, we think of people walking up on creatures such as bears, bison, elk, etc. without realizing the potential consequences of their actions.

But this is another “touron” moment we tend to see occur every now and then… bozos who walk directly up to hot springs without realizing that they could get fried to death.

This one all went down at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, where you can visibly see a person walking across the hot spring as if it was a normal pond or something. The temperature of Mammoth Hot Springs can get up to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, which is enough to send you straight to the afterlife if you ain’t careful.

But sure enough, this person decided to defy all logic, and test the waters out themselves.

They must not have seen the headlines from when Yellowstone staff found a lone foot inside an abyss pool at the park, and another time when a drunk tourist stumbled into a hot spring and got banned from the park for life.

I have to hand it to this person though, they’ve got a lot more guts than me.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock