With the super bloom happening in California now, we’ve all seen the photos of people trampling the flowers to get their iconic Instagram shots. What they don’t know, or simply ignore, is that their actions have major effects on the landscape. In fragile places, like the meadows in California, it takes as few as 10 people following one person off trail to create a path. Once this happens, it takes several more years to start growing flowers again, but only if the path isn’t used.
Driving to Yellowstone with my husband and in laws last August was my first ever road trip! The trip was incredible and now I understand why Yellowstone is the most visited national park in the U.S! It shocks you with geysers and hot springs, then awes you with rolling hills, valleys of bison and beautiful lakes.