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Tourists at world's most beautiful national park slammed for disgusting habit


A beautiful national park that wows millions of visitors each year with its beautiful waterfalls and deep valleys but one disgusting habit has angered officials.

Bordered on the southeast by Sierra National Forest, California’s Yosemite National Park attracts four million yearly visitors who flock to admire the iconic landmarks. However, some tourists are ruining the area’s natural beauty.

National Park Service officials at California’s Yosemite National Park have called out an “all too familiar” sight that sees tourists leaving behind used toilet paper.

Officials took to Instagram on Monday and posted an image that showed piles of used toilet paper along with a full roll in a wilderness area near Rancheria Falls.

The post read: “Picture this: Yosemite’s majestic wilderness, stunning vistas, and… surprise! Used toilet paper waving hello near Rancheria Falls— a full roll too,” park officials wrote alongside the photos. “Unfortunately, this is a sight that’s become all too familiar in Yosemite, even in wilderness areas.”

Rangers are reminding visitors who bring toilet paper into the park to pack it back out with them when they leave.

“You can bring a sealable plastic baggie to stash it in, and even cover the bag in tape so you don’t have to look at it. Because really, nobody wants to stumble upon a surprise package left behind by an anonymous outdoor enthusiast,” park officials said.

Rangers also warned visitors not to bury their toilet paper as it can be easily exposed by weather and erosion, and “animals can dig it up and disperse it long before it decomposes” with some animals even using the toilet paper for nesting material.

Park officials urged tourists to “follow #LeaveNoTrace ethics to be sure our adventures make memories, not messes!”

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