Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Shutdown, lonely, closed Saguaro National Park today in Tucson, Arizona

UPDATE, Tue. Oct 15: National Park Rangers ask public not to shoot messenger: Open letter calls for reforms to prevent future closures, urges public to direct anger at Congress to force parks reopening. from PEER.org

TUCSON -- I visited Saguaro National Park this afternoon. Here are some images of the federal government shutdown. The park, a top Arizona attraction, was very empty. I saw one guy in a Ford truck with Texas plates and Airstream trailer who seemed bummed he had no place to go. Each day US parks are closed costs Arizona at least $2.7M in lost economic benefit. All photos by Daniel R. Patterson Oct 1, 2013.
PEER.org watches out for US Parks.

Road closed @ Hohokam & Kinney, Saguaro National Park.

Empty, lonely Red Hills Visitor Center, Saguaro Nat. Park AZ

Keep out: Saguaro National Park, Tucson AZ

News & views from Arizona on US government shutdown

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