UPDATE: Congressman Tom McClintock represents California’s 4th Congressional District. It includes Mariposa and Tuolumne. This covers Yosemite.
Today he said:
“Entrances to the parks will remain open and businesses within the parks may continue to operate under contingency plans now being finalized with the Park Service. The medical clinic at Yosemite Valley will remain open and public safety personnel will remain on duty. Reservations will continue to be honored at concession venues and the parks will be administered. “
This includes facilities such as campgrounds, full-service restrooms, and gift shops inside visitor centers. Park officials said that “national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.”
Visitors to the park may still arrive – except for security, safety etc, Rangers will not be on duty. This will help ameliorate any major impacts to civilians in the local area. Financial advisors suggest individuals maintain one month’s contingency saving.
In 2013, Yosemite GS employees were not permitted to work and could pursue other activities. They were on standby for that impasse to be broken – they then returned to work and their back-pay reinstated.
Carpe Diem…as best as you can!