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Subject: Anyone poaching the National Parks this week?
We have our anniversary trip planned to bike in Shenandoah Nat'l Park & Skyline Drive, Thu-Mon, anybody out there been biking in your National Parks? Any consequences or limitations? We biked through Valley Forge yesterday- roads covered with sticks and acorns and debris, makes you appreciate the rangers, but we saw no one preventing us other than a sign which we ignored....


2013-10-07 11:31 AM
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Headed to Montana this weekend with hopes of visiting Glacier National Park.

The ongoing conversation with my friend is whether or not we can outrun most park rangers.

I really hope the government gets their act together!!

2013-10-07 12:00 PM
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My husband and I went hiking in Sleeping Bear Dunes NP a few days ago and considering it's the "off season" it was still pretty busy.
2013-10-07 12:34 PM
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There was a cool article in the local paper that discussed how cyclists and skateboarders have high jacked Loop Road in Acadia Ntl Park as no cars are allowed on it now. Am considering heading up there this weekend if the shutdown persists to ride the loop road unfettered by traffic. To be able to zip down from Cadalic Mt and not worry about being hit by a car would be awesome.
2013-10-07 1:14 PM
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Was planning to go to Volcanos National Park and Pearl Harbor this week. This has been substituted with surfing, cliff jumping on running in the energy lab with morning visits to Lave Java
2013-10-07 1:21 PM
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Probably not quite what you're asking but we were in St. John last week and the beaches were technically closed since most of the island is national park. We circumvented the ropes and had the beach almost all to our selves.


2013-10-07 1:28 PM
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Originally posted by ccmpsyd

There was a cool article in the local paper that discussed how cyclists and skateboarders have high jacked Loop Road in Acadia Ntl Park as no cars are allowed on it now. Am considering heading up there this weekend if the shutdown persists to ride the loop road unfettered by traffic. To be able to zip down from Cadalic Mt and not worry about being hit by a car would be awesome.


Saw that article as well. If the shutdown goes on for more than another week than I'll have time on my hands to check it out myself. I went up last May before they opened the roads to traffic & it was great to ride the Loop Rd & Cadillac without cars.
2013-10-07 1:38 PM
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Considering poaching Coyote Buttes and The Wave if this continues.  Unfortunately, it seems the one area they haven't closed is fine enforcement.  
2013-10-07 4:20 PM
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I think if there is an easy access to a popular trail or attraction the feds are still on the job to keep you from entering.. Found this out when we went to take my dad on a short hike to see a waterfall here in Colorado.  Really though?  Isn't this past the point of ridiculous.  The government can pay people to block off "national" monuments and forests but not to keep them open for the people.  Sorry just had to vent.
2013-10-07 9:08 PM
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Considering scouting the national wildlife refuge in preparation for my upcoming quota hunt with the assumption that the refuge will be back open before my scheduled hunt. If the roads were paved I'd ride my bike.

I'm confused as well as to how closing the gates saves the governement money. Maybe it reduces the need for emergency personnel required if the parks are open and there is a higher probability of accidents and people getting lost?...I'm reaching here.
2013-10-08 6:28 AM
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Well, not quite the same, but on my regular Friday run through parts of Pisgah NF I took a poo 100 ft away from the locked up drop toilets. And then I ran.


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2013-10-08 3:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Anyone poaching the National Parks this week?

Originally posted by gonnafinish We have our anniversary trip planned to bike in Shenandoah Nat'l Park & Skyline Drive, Thu-Mon, anybody out there been biking in your National Parks? Any consequences or limitations? We biked through Valley Forge yesterday- roads covered with sticks and acorns and debris, makes you appreciate the rangers, but we saw no one preventing us other than a sign which we ignored....

Friend got threatened with jail time last week because he was sampling trees (with a permit for research) in National Forest Land.  He left before the shutdown happened and continued sampling until he got kicked off.  

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