El Arbol Hueco

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Wow, thanks for turning this hidden gem only the locals knew about into a crowded disaster. We used to be able to go there, climb to the top, relax for a bit and come down in about 45 minutes. Maybe encounter 1 or 2 people. Now theres crowds of people and IF your willing to wait your turn (only 2 can fit through at the top) you need to rush through because theres a crowd at the bottom watching you. Way to go.

This seems like a critique of the entire Atlas Obscura idea - “the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders”. What are you after here if not the chance to share and learn about interesting, quirky places?