[Cdt-l] Gummint Shutdown and National Praks, Forests, and Monuments

nathanael lintner nglintner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 15:15:54 CDT 2011

According to:


National Forest Recreation sites that REQUIRE AN EMPLOYEE TO STAY OPEN will
close. My guess is that the CDT does not require an employee to be on hand
to stay open.

National Parks and Monuments on the other hand will close, but they are just
a small part of the CDT.

Nathanael Lintner

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Rich Brown <rkb1818 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Hello, all.....
> Someone probably has first-hand information and advice on what really
> happens
> and what hikers should do when the federal government shuts down and the
> national parks, monuments, and (presumably) forests close as well.
> Is there a residual force of rangers that patrols to make sure that
> thru-hikers
> don't do a stealth entry? We can easily hike around many entry points, not
> to gratuitously break the law, but to enjoy what is already ours - not
> theirs.
> I am 100% positive that my fellow hikers have considered virtually all
> aspects
> of this shutdown problem.  I would appreciate, for both immediately
> practical and long-term philosophical reasons, hearing what you have to
> say.
> I'm not looking for diatribes, denunciations or political cant (decent pun
> there),
> but seeking to solve a big problem. This, I know you are good at.
> This failure of government to govern is wreaking havoc with my planning -
> and
> I'm not gonna attempt the CDT as a roadwalk from Mexico to Canada. But my
> considerable bulk is still gonna materialize on Coyote's doorstep in a few
> days.
> Regards to all... and thanks...
> Rich (Bear) Brown
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