Yosemite will be Closed for the Gov shut down!

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Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 24, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
We're headed for possible shut down. This time its starting to look like it might happen. Working here in Sequoia I've already been hearing how it will be if it does.Signs saying 'Closed' at the entrance station and a really bare bones crew working and on call. All the campers will have one day to vacate. Crazy and historical all at once! In Yosemite I can imagine that it will be even more intense! Who's going to call the wall climbers off of El Cap and other formations. Would this be a good time to go up? I'm going to be pissed right off and out of a job too. What do you all think??
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Sep 24, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Good.

The place could use a break for a little bit.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 24, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
BITD they closed the Zion road in winter to put in a sewer line and I rode my mule in.

Still one of my favorite trips. It was like a century and a half earlier except the deer had become tame and soon my mule was trotting up the canyon with deer on all sides within 10m, each checking out the other.
The silence was deafening.

Be pretty cool to be on the Captain without traffic on the road.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Sep 24, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
No tellin' what'll happen this time around. . . but back in '95, when the Feds were goin' belly up, there were lots of NPS and USDA FS furloughs, lots of people working but not getting paid for months. . . my boss and I ultimately took the frikken chop over the deal.

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PSP also PP

Trad climber
Berkeley
Sep 24, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Chicken Little will call them off the walls!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Sep 24, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
We're headed for possible shut down.

Does not equal "Will be closed"
OR

Trad climber
Sep 24, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
Trollapalooza
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Sep 24, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Rene, do you have any idea when they might impliment such a shutdown? I was planning to be in Yosemite beginning on the 28th for a spell. It woulld be inconvenient if the place was shut down & I had to make new plans.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Sep 24, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
Well, actually it does. If the government does shutdown, the parks will be closed. The NPS will keep a bare minimum LEO staff and a hand few others on board but that will be it.

Last year I got a call from the NPS due to the impending shutdown (which never happened) that if this did happen a Ranger would be at the entrance so I could in out from my home.

Hopefully this will not happen. The last time it did, the park was closed for several weeks.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Sep 24, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
What'll people do who wanta go on a ride with a real cow poke ?

Credit: Robert Bly
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 24, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
I rode my mule in


Does your mule like being laughed at?
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Sep 24, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Shut-er Down!!
The Right Wingers want their Candy, or else!
What else can you do other than succumb to their extortion, give em what they want, so they will use the same threat next year, and then they will really have to shut-er down, because we all want to stop our Gov. from functioning, so the enemy can take advantage, blah, blah
No! it's the stupidest idea ever!!
klk

Trad climber
cali
Sep 24, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Rene, do you have any idea when they might impliment such a shutdown?


no one does, but it's not likely to happen in the short term.

gop went nuclear on cruz. they're going to line up face-saving stuff that will buff the base, but if boehner and mcconnell were gonna cave, they'd have done it.






klk

Trad climber
cali
Sep 27, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
well, mcconnell didn't cave, but it looks like boehner will. or better put, he's not driving the bus.

the gop look like the dems at the chicago convention.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/government-shutdown-predictions-97488.html?hp=t1_3



Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Sep 27, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Does your mule like being laughed at?

At 17 hands Blue was a giant, bigger than most horses and twice as strong.
Good thing she was such a sweet hearted beast.
We have a few moose in southern Utah. Perhaps some of the other deer have seen them and mistook her, but I doubt they laughed.

Neither would you if you saw us running at you (or did you not know that mules kick with their front legs too?)
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Sep 27, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
theres a jar out on the counter in carmel

begging your assist airlifting all the fat cats out of the valley...

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 27, 2013 - 07:02pm PT

Hey,
us poor folks in the Front Range can't climb at Eldo, Boulder
Canyon, the Flatirons. . . and not because the gubmint can't
get their act together. . .
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Sep 27, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Headed to the valley on the 9th - I'm going to be PISSED if I can't get in. Leventhal we'll have to connect, 'cause I'll be out for sure.....
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Sep 28, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Wondering if anyone has answers to these practical questions that I have since I live inside the park entrance.

1. When would Yosemite shut down? Right on October 1st or later?

2. I'm assuming I'd be able to get in and out. I have a park sticker and address on my license. If somebody wanted to visit me would I have to leave the park and go get them or could they talk their way in at the gate?

Peace

Karl
klk

Trad climber
cali
Sep 28, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Wondering if anyone has answers to these practical questions that I have since I live inside the park entrance.

1. When would Yosemite shut down? Right on October 1st or later?

2. I'm assuming I'd be able to get in and out. I have a park sticker and address on my license. If somebody wanted to visit me would I have to leave the park and go get them or could they talk their way in at the gate?

i doubt that anyone knows yet-- how did it work in the '95 shutdown?
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