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Webcam catches tour group members walking on Old Faithful

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park officials say members of a tour group have been ticketed after someone watching on a webcam several states away saw them walking on the cone of the iconic Old Faithful geyser.

A park news release says someone watching the geyser from Wisconsin called rangers Wednesday evening to tell them about the errant tourists. When the first park ranger arrived, she found about 30 people around the geyser's cone taking pictures.

They said they didn't see the signs that spell out the dangers of thermal areas and the requirement to stay on boardwalks and designated trails.

The group leader, the bus driver and one member of the first group of four visitors who walked off the boardwalk were cited for being off trail in a thermal area, a violation of federal law with a $125 fine.

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