→ I Can't Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

Yelp is filled with one- and two-star reviews of America's most pristine and majestic natural wonders. And honestly, they're riveting. What makes a national park a one-star destination varies from one reviewer to the next. Maybe the tacos at the visitor center aren't up to snuff. Maybe it was cloudy. Maybe the park was too cowardly to cut down some trees for spillover parking lots. Maybe it was President Barack Obama's fault.

Whatever the case, you can thank these people for leaving the campgrounds a little bit less crowded for the rest of us.

via Mother Jones

A lot of these reviews say more about the reviewer than about the places they visited. The most obvious problem is going to the desert in the summer! The complaints about the people running the places seem valid. But failing to plan properly or having incorrect expectations about how to spend your time at a park, especially if you have to plan activities for children, that is on you. This isn't a theme park.

And the idea that a chunk of preserved wilderness was set aside to appease you and that humans should rate nature, as if nature gave a fig, is pretty funny.