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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby markskor » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:34 pm

Roads are dry and open, all campgrounds closed...we saw nobody at the top upper Kiosk thing.
Seems the only thing else closed per se is DPP...seemed odd.
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby zorobabel » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:46 pm

Thanks Markskor!
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby canukyea » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:52 pm

zorobabel wrote:Are you talking about the road to Devils Postpile and Agnew Meadows? What is the campground in question? I can't locate Granite Creek...
canukyea wrote:Minarets Road was open all the way to a few miles before Granite Creek. Don't know about the campground itself because I didn't go that far.


Does anyone know if the Agnew Meadows TH is accessible by car?


Ah it didn't occur to me that so many names are shared between the two areas. No, I was talking about the Minarets Road near Mammoth Pool in the Sierra National Forest.
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby Stevehymon » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:13 pm

Parking and outhouses open this wknd at Lundy and McGee Creek trailheads in Mammoth Lakes area.

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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby DavePloessel » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:14 am

Went up on the Kern Plateau this last weekend. There were self issue permits available at the blackrock station. All 4X4 roads and regular roads were open (lots of hunters having roaring bonfires too). Car campgrounds were closed and toilets locked or had "closed due to govt. shutdown" signs, but access tot he backcountry and wilderness is OPEN!

Fishing is still pretty good. Weather was very nice as well.
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby Tom_H » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:05 pm

Passed by both houses this evening and on the way for president to sign. Will we see everything open Thursday morning??
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby rlown » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:08 pm

and everyone gets backpay. woohoo! sigh.. sorry, but that is still broken and doesn't happen in the real world (private sector.)
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby franklin411 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:23 am

Well, if you're laid off in the real world (ie, business is down so they tell you to go home without pay, but you're not being fired and the company is still in business. They'll call you back to work when things pick up again), you can collect unemployment. Sounds like a similar situation to me.

Glad to hear the shutdown is over and things are opening up again! :thumbsup:
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby maverick » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:22 pm

NP, NF sites, and webcams are back up, and folks will be going back to work! :nod:
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Re: Access to National Forest trailheads during shutdown

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:52 am

franklin411 wrote:Well, if you're laid off in the real world (ie, business is down so they tell you to go home without pay, but you're not being fired and the company is still in business. They'll call you back to work when things pick up again), you can collect unemployment. Sounds like a similar situation to me.

Glad to hear the shutdown is over and things are opening up again! :thumbsup:

Generally speaking, unemployment is far less than your normal salary. At least that's the way it is in my state.
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