A federal judge has banned Virtika founder and social media personality David Lesh from entering U.S. Forest Service lands following numerous flagrant rule violations that most recently included posting a picture of defecating in Colorado’s famous Maroon Lake. As of this past Friday, 35-year-old Lesh will no longer be allowed to enter any U.S. Forest Service lands for the foreseeable future. On top of the ban, Lesh will be prohibited from posting any content on social media of himself or anyone else violating state or federal laws on any federal lands under the jurisdiction of the court, including National Forests, National Monuments, Bureau of Land Management land and other federal property.
Over the past few years, Lesh has posted numerous images and videos of trespassing and defacing federally protected lands, including illegally riding a snowmobile at Keystone Ski Area and on Independence Pass and illegally swimming in Colorado’s Hanging Lake this summer. Those posts have led to ongoing court cases against him.