That didn’t take long: Xanterra Parks & Resorts has fired two of the six workers caught on Webcam defacing Old Faithful Geyser, while one of them was fined $750 by a federal magistrate for defacement of National Park property.
In addition, the 23-year-old man charged with urinating on the national icon was placed on three years of unsupervised probation being off trail in a restricted area, taking a chunk of the geyser shelf and public urination. He was also banned from Yellowstone National Park for two years.
The case against the second employee is stil pending.
As you’ll recall, six concessionaire employees were cited by the National Park Service for trespassing on Old Faithful Geyser the evening of May 4 after someone viewing the geyser via webcam informed Park officials about their activities.
The two dismissed by Xanterra were hired as seasonal workers at Old Faithful Inn.