The Chronicle

Mount Rainier National Park to Visitors: Get Out

Closed: Shutdown Saddens Visitors, Park Employees; Angers Local Businesses

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:55 am | Updated: 12:19 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.

After traveling 3,100 miles from St. Petersburg, Fla., the Wisniewski family arrived in Ashford to find the gates of Mount Rainier National Park chained and padlocked.

Though the family knew that, if lawmakers could not pass a budget, a federal government shutdown might close the park, the reality of it still was difficult to comprehend.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

  • Discuss

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Dashboard

Today's e-Edition