Wilderness Balloons

A mylar balloon in the high country of the San Gabriel Mountains

A mylar balloon in the high country of the San Gabriel Mountains

 

What is a Wilderness Balloon?

I see an unbelievable number of balloons in an unbelievable number of wild places during my forays. They are strung from brush and trees in remote wilderness and hanging from the legs of birds. Mylar balloons frequently cause wildfires when caught in power lines. Balloons are destructive trash and should never be released into the environment. For more information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about this issue, read here (warning: graphic images of dead wildlife).

I am trying to bring awareness by documenting these findings.

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