Does anyone know if the forest service is going to lock gates due to the government shutdown? I tried to call a few ranger stations but no one is answering. I was planning on going back up to x-10 this weekend but I'm afraid about being locked out.
I dont think they will lock USFS property as long as there is no dangers or hazards in the area. Rim fire area will be locked up but most areas wont. Its "our land" or so they always say, how can they lock us out of our own land..... lol Good luck!! You might try calling a local fire station or USFS foire station as they will stay staffed through the shut down.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...7789ce-2a36-11e3-b141-298f46539716_story.html - read that article , sounds like they can , will or might lock down whatever is lockable but cant stop anyone from using lands that have public road access - BUT NOT THIS:At some parks, where access is not controlled by gates or entrance stations, people can continue to drive, bike and hike. People won’t be shooed off the Appalachian Trail, for example, and parks with highways running through them, like the Great Smoky Mountains, also are likely to be accessible. Officials won’t scour the entire 1.2 million-acre Grand Canyon park looking for people; those already hiking or camping in the backcountry and on rafting trips on the Colorado River will be able to complete their trips. The care and feeding of the National Zoo’s animals will all go on as usual.
panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo ..................................... I read that this morning and my eyes welled up with tears and I have not been able to work ever since, just sitting here hitting refresh F5 on the Jesse page all day, what will we do without the Fed funded panda cams? So what if if homeless have no home and schools aren't safe, how can we live without panda cams?
Any opinions or options for d 3-5 kinda hard finding info when everything is shut they give u a link to info and that is shut down to frustrating as I bought all new equipment and havnt Ben out in years and now this bs