They have pulled the Docks at Mead, Shut down the roads through Red Rock canyon (no facilities just a loop road out of vegas, maybe 15 miles long, same with Valley Fire, just a road, nothing else, closed. I heard reports that they coned off all the vehicle pullouts along the grand canyon roads. And this pretty much backs that up, they have done the same at Mt Rushmore. I've been up this road 3 separate times, 2002, 2004, and 2008, there is a highway running along the mountain leading up to Rushmore that has massive pullouts/parking spots, this is outside of the toll gate meanwhile, it's just a massive shoulder to park and take photos from, they have coned it completely off in wake of the 'shut down', and have patrols there to write tickets to anyone who pulls off beyond the cones....
This is what happens when you have a compulsory market, instead of trying to satisfy your customers more when you want more revenue, you punish them.
Photo and story Courtesy of Kristie McNealy via Facebook,
Courtesy of the government shutdown, this was our view today when we did a drive by of Mt. Rushmore with out of town guests.
The rangers had every safe pull off and designated photo area along the road blocked with cones along the entire walkable length of the road that runs in front of Mt. Rushmore. Then, they sat in their vehicles, watching to make sure no one could manage to enjoy themselves while the government is ?shut down?.
It?s bad enough that they shut the gates, but seriously, how much manpower did they invest in putting out all of these cones, and guarding them so no one could sneak a snapshot of the damn mountain? I swear, if they could have thrown a tarp over the whole thing, they would have.
This is your government at work.
This is so unbelievable i can't even fathom it, this is how the Government operates, this level of ludicrous, and there are still people who think that they are capable and responsible enough to police the world, and run healthcare, and manage the economy, while they run things like this..... The Republicans, as moronic as many of them are, have actually done a great service by accident, their shutdown has exposed the blatant idiocy of the system.....