Skip to comments.Hikers Destroy 200 Million Year Rock Formation, Celebrate (Video)
Posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by ClaytonP
A group of hikers high-fived after one of them intentionally pushed over a large rock, which is part of the "goblins" or "hoodoos" formation, and is nearly 200 million years old.
The men filmed one of their buddies referred to as "Glenn" pushing the giant rock from behind (video below).
According to The Salt Lake Tribune YouTube page, "Three men, tagged as Dave Hall, Glenn Taylor and Dylan Taylor, push over large rock boulders in Goblin Valley, Utah in this video posted to Hall's Facebook page."
After the rock comes tumbling down, the men celebrate their accomplishment in Goblin Valley State Park in Green River, Utah.
"We have now modified Goblin Valley," says the man filming. "A new Goblin Valley exists with, uh, this boulder down here on the bottom. Muscles here pushed it off."
At one point the cameraman states, "That's crazy, it was just held up by this little piece of dirt."
Now, the three men may be facing felony charges and could end up high-fiving in jail.
"It is not only wrong, but there will be consequences," Utah State Parks spokesman Eugene Swalberg told The Salt Lake Tribune. "This is highly, highly inappropriate. This is not what you do at state parks. Its disturbing and upsetting."
I’m sure that they’re now going to have some quality time in the cooler to think about it.
That was pretty stupid.
Morons. Ruining natural features that we all enjoy.
Not sure how they figure 200 million years. More apropos is how long it had left assuming natural erosion. I’d guess not more than 1000 years, and maybe more likely 100. Not to condone this sort of thing, you understand, but geez.
Absolutely. Idiots indeed. I have some problems with some of the parks management but just destroying our resources is asinine.
The Bill Clinton generation.
Hopefully considerable time.
Had the park service placed Barry-cades all around the 100 mile park perimeter to keep trash, like these morons, out of our parks?
Or, were they too busy harassing 90 year old veterans???
These aren't men, they are fat-ass turdblossoms.
The fines for that type of damage are very severe on Federal land; I wonder what they are in Utah state parks.
I think that they need to put it back, using the same tools they used to knock it down.
Reminds me of a film I saw in the historical museum in Portland: people holding hands in a circle and doing ring-round-a-rosy or something on the stump of a giant redwood.
Morons. Throw the book at them.
Yep...the generation that will be/is in the process of being the downfall of our nation.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Goblin Valley is a Utah State Park. The National Park Service is not involved.
a year of smashing big rocks into little ones works for me.