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Tourists who violated Yellowstone National Park rules post other video of park violations

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The group visited YNP and violated park policy by leaving board walk (Facebook) The group visited YNP and violated park policy by leaving board walk (Facebook)
"Epic Surfing in the Salt Flats!!" (from YouTube) "Epic Surfing in the Salt Flats!!" (from YouTube)
"Balancing on Devil's Bridge" - (From High On Life YouTube video) "Balancing on Devil's Bridge" - (From High On Life YouTube video)

The film-making group facing federal charges for walking across the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park has publicly posted videos of similar excursions across other national parks.

The group, called High on Life, has posted several videos on its YouTube Channel of a “Great American Road Trip.”

In one of the videos, the men drive an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah while pulling one man on a set of water skis.

According to the website for the Salt Flats, the environment the group drove over is very delicate and includes a variety of micro-environments.

“Ponds and marshy areas can be found in spots near the edges of the flats and they provide critical habitat for plants and animals,” according to the website. “The environment is fragile and needs to be treated with respect. When you drive, stay on established roads. If you camp or hike, do so in ways that are environmentally friendly.”

The group, which also operates a clothing website, was filmed recently by an anonymous Wyoming resident walking across the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring in Yellowstone.

The spring, which is surrounded by many signs prohibiting people from exiting the board walk, is incredibly dangerous to people because of it’s the extremely hot water underneath the crust.

In parts of the spring, the water can be as hot as 160 degrees, which can cause third degree burns after just two seconds of exposure.

In addition to waves of negative feedback from people who viewed the video, the group is now facing federal charges for its actions.

The group issued a public apology on its Facebook page stating ignorance of park policies and a desire to encourage others to get out and enjoy the outdoors as reasons for their actions.

Warrants have since been issued for the arrest of the men involved.

Three of the four of them have been identified.

Other video posted by the group from various parts of their trip shows them jumping over fences separating visitors from areas that are off limits.

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