Remember last October (2013) when the National Parks put everyone but security on vacation? Er…ready standby. You know, the GREAT sequester (a word I don’t use very often). We could not get in….legally. All a big political maneuver.
Life went on and many of the states provided monies to several to keep their local economies running.
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced Bill S. 2104. This would require the Director of the National Park Service to refund to States all State funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the shutdown. The bill would require the payment of a total of about $2 million. Manna from heaven!
Seemed to me like a good deal for rangers. They could actually take a maui trip during the period and stillage paid. Just get back when told. Nice.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.” – John Muir
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com