As Vandals Deface U.S. Parks, Some Point to Online Show‑Offs – NYTimes.com
It was the latest example of a trend that has been unnerving park officials from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to Arches in Utah and Joshua Tree in California. Just as drought and rapid development have caused a rise in encounters between humans and wild animals on the edges of many American cities, the wilder side of urban life — vandalism, graffiti and litter — has found its way into the wilderness.
This is truly sad. I don’t understand this lack of respect for our public lands.