How do you think the NPS handled the closure?

Due to the government shutdown, the National Park Service properties were closed to the public for 16 days.  As the shutdown dragged on, a handful of parks were reluctantly allowed to open thanks to support from their states.  There are a lot of ways … [Read more...]

Another sunset, and finally an agreement to reopen the NPS!

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Not seeing the Lava Flow at Hawaii Volcanoes NP

The park was closed. For our first anniversary, my wife and I flew all the way to Hawaii for a week to check out Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see the active lava flow. I was SUPER excited about getting some amazing photography of the lava … [Read more...]

Hallowed Ground – The Closure of our National Parks

In an interesting coincidence of timing, Tim and I both happened to be in the process of visiting National Parks in different parts of the country when the Government Shutdown forced the closure of our National Park Service properties.  Our initial … [Read more...]

Donations to the NPS allow a handful of parks to re-open

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Despite the shutdown, park partners provide virtual visits from coast to coast.

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Seven days into a government shutdown, national parks are closed, and park web camera feeds are blocked

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This park CLOSED due to Government Shutdown…

As of Tuesday, October first, the Government Shutdown left all National Parks closed to the public.  This meant those of us planning trips into the parks would be turned away, and those already staying in the parks would be forced out.  This meant … [Read more...]