Yellowstone National Park fans are regular visitors to the Old Faithful webcam: it’s a wonderful window to the iconic feature of the Park, a sure way to lift spirits in the depths of winter, a way to whet appetites before a trip and a great reminder of a completed trip.
The Old Faithful webcam now has a new use: law-enforcement tool. Six concessionaire employees were cited by the National Park Service for trespassing on Old Faithful the evening of May 4 after someone viewing the geyser via webcam informed Park officials about their activities.
In addition to being cited for trespassing on a restricted Park area, two were cited for illegally possessing a piece of a Park natural resource, while two were cited for urinating at Old Faithful.
The six will appear in the future before a federal magistrate to answer the charges.