Leave No Trace (of common sense)

By on May 18, 2016

United States of America v. Canada Tourons

Seeking Justis, et al for Yellowstone violations

High On Life group making asses of themselves in America and worldwide.

High On Life group making asses of themselves in America and worldwide.

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming—Wow, talk about viral. An adventure group from Canada is in hot water. But it’s not the scalding Prismatic Springs, where members of High On Life trespassed and traipsed over the sensitive mat area to capture their narcissistic tour of America. No, federal authorities are looking for them on a grander scale.

 

High On Life claims their trespass was a 'mistake.'

High On Life audaciously claims their trespass was a ‘mistake.’

 

Criminal complaint was filed by federal authorities against three of the four members (Alexey Lyakh, Charles “Ryker” Gamble, Justis Cooper Price Brown) of the Canadian-based adventure clothing travelers. A warrant has since been issued for their arrest.

 

High On Life member hangs from arches in Utah.

High On Life member hangs from arches in Utah.

 

Facing severe online backlash, the group’s Facebook site “High On Life – SundayFundayz” has since been radically modified. Gone are incriminating photos of them trespassing, desecrating, and otherwise disrespecting several world famous destinations including Yellowstone, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, arches in Moab, Machu Picchu, and others.

 

Disrespecting Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.

Disrespecting Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany.

 

The trespassing travelers who revel in what they call “raw shenanigans” have also removed all affiliations with corporate sponsors including Bud Light, Red Bull, Coco-Pure, and Blueprint. An online petition at Change.org has already garnered nearly 5,000 signatures from people demanding these companies officially sever ties with the High On Life or face a boycott of their products.

 

Signs hold little importance for High On Life 'shenanigans.'

Signs hold little importance for High On Life ‘shenanigans.’

 

As quickly as administrators for HOL take down incriminating evidence, Internet-savvy users are reposting screenshots and website archives of damning material. One such post from earlier this spring when the group caught flak in New Orleans reads:

“Hey…we here at High On Life just want to apologize for our recent actions. We saved up for a whole year to come to this amazing place and we had no idea that New Orleans actually had some standards. We meant no disrespect when we embarrassed the city with our mere presence. We honestly thought we were being way cool. We absolutely love ‘Nawlins and we would never do anything to diminish its reputation. To show our sincerity, we are donating $5 to the New Orleans Tourist Bureau.”

 

Trespass by HOL in Machu Picchu.

Trespass by HOL in Machu Picchu.

 

So the $5,000 offered to Yellowstone is a significant increase in HOL’s standard pay-to-play policy.

 

Skiing off the bus in salt flats.

Skiing off the bus in salt flats.

 

Keep with us at The Planet as we follow this developing story.

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