In light of this seemingly never-ending government shutdown, I strongly encourage you to visit the link in my bio. During this trying time, people are forgetting about one our greatest blessings as Americans: our national parks. As long as this shutdown is happening, the parks services are essentially non-existent. This means basic things that we take for granted, such as trash removal and the cleaning of bathrooms, isn’t happening. This is having HUGE negative impacts on the protected wildlife in these places because animals like bears are starting to eat the trash. The animals are also being exposed to sewage because there is no one to stay on top of it. I am not saying you shouldn’t continue to visit these beautiful places, but please please please, I am begging you, do your part and practice #LeaveNoTrace . Do not leave ANY trash behind! No food, no paper, no cans, no bottles. Nothing. Not even human waste if you can help it. (Gross, I know, but they make supplies for this! Or, ya know, there’s always water bottles🤷🏻♀️) Anything you bring into the parks should be taken out with you. While you should ALWAYS practice this, it is especially important and critical right now.