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Title: Will the 'Sequester' effect my tour this summer
Post by: habanero on March 16, 2013, 12:52:15 pm
 I've been planning a tour starting in the middle of June beginning in Montrose, CO going north through the Tetons/Yellowstone NPs then up to Glacier NP then onto the Northern Tier west to Twisp, WA connecting to the Sierra/Cascades route south to Lake Tahoe and maybe down to Yosemite NP.  On C-SPAN, they said that many of the back roads would not be plowed and that services in the NPs would be cut back.  I could start later, if it would make a difference.
Title: Re: Will the 'Sequester' effect my tour this summer
Post by: mcparsons on March 16, 2013, 04:41:14 pm
My first thought was, "Of course not." But then last time we went through this they paid park rangers overtime to turn people away from unmanned parks.  ::) I
Title: Re: Will the 'Sequester' effect my tour this summer
Post by: indyfabz on March 18, 2013, 09:54:20 am
Part of the answer could depend on whose jurisdiction a particular road falls under. For example, SR 20 in WA is maintained by WADOT, not the federal government. And I have a hard time believing they won't plow GTS in Glacier as scheduled. The local economy would come close to collapse. In '09, the last time I was there, the road not being fully open in late June was big news in the local papers because of all the money local businesses were not making.
Title: Re: Will the 'Sequester' effect my tour this summer
Post by: johnsondasw on March 18, 2013, 07:31:27 pm
The sequester may affect camping, though.  Check it out before you go.