Skip to comments.Find a Local National Park, then Visit It This Weekend
Posted on 10/08/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT by frankenMonkey
Find a National Park nearby, using this map, and go enjoy it this weekend. It's yours.
We can all post pics of the #BarryCades!
From Historic City News here in St Augustine, FL, I learned that about 40 people, many of them kids, apparently tried to get into the Castillo de San Marcos last weekend. The rangers chased them, they were caught, but in the end they weren’t arrested simply because nobody, rangers or local police, wants to arrest citizens who want to visit their parks.
Obama is crazy to do this, and I think he’s unleashed a level of anger in this country that he had no idea existed. He’s not an American, so he doesn’t know how dedicated Americans are to their parks and historic sites.
Occupy OUR parks!
AND THEY EVEN OFFER YOU A CHANCE TO HELP THEM OUT! (Can you say, no way in ____, boys and girls?)
From the Website:
Things you can do:
There is no better time to show your support for our national parks. With your help, the National Park Foundation can continue to directly support the more than 400 national parks around the country. Help today by donating or by inviting others to join our national park community at www.nationalparks.org or at facebook.com/nationalpark.
Impact on parks due to government shutdown:
All 401 national parks all across the country will be closed affecting as many as 715,000 national park visitors each day the government remains shutdown.
More than 21,000 national park staff members will be furloughed meaning critical resource management, including important scientific monitoring to protect endangered species, will not happen.
Due to closures, planned field trips will be cancelled denying teachers and students across the country access to our nations largest open classrooms.
For the most entertainment, be sure to include a few things with your walk in your national park - Please remember to bring at least one large folded piece of paper. Take some time to include text on the paper, such as ‘THIS IS OUR LAND’ ‘BARRY DIDN’T BUILD THIS’ ‘OUR NATION ISN’T CLOSED WHILE YOU’RE ON PAID VACATION’
IF you are stopped, which really, you have to pretty much walk up to a ranger to get stopped, be sure to listen to their spiel. Ask when they published the changes to the park hours, if they complied with the required 45 day public notice. If they say they didn’t, that it is shut down for an emergency, then ask for the emergency to be identified, noting that very little exemptions exist in federal code to be declared an emergency.
And when they pull out the ticket book, pull out your sign, and clearly state that you are refusing to comply with the closure as you are protesting the taking of public land by public employees as a form of punishment and gamesmanship. You are explicitly exercising your first amendment rights of petitioning the government for redress of grievances.
And hey, maybe you get cited, maybe they just figure you’re WAY too much trouble. Be sure to sign the ticket, as failure to sign the ticket actually gives them lawful reason to arrest you, whereas the whole house of cards about national park closures depends on no one asking ‘where in the law do you find the authorization to close this park?’
These Parks are our Tiananmen Square. Now the question is; does the National Park Service really want too play the role of the Chinese Army?
Had the time of a lifetime with my boy in Jellystone a few weeks back. First ones in the park and had an epic day. To think someone is deprived of that experience makes me...very angry.
How do you get in if the gate is closed?
Walk around the gate.
Theodore Roosevelt: "No - I'm not a good shot, bit I shoot often."
Theodore Roosevelt: "Patriotism means to stand by the Country, it does not mean to stand by the President!"
Going to the Pinnacles.
Don’t have time to drive a couple hours north and visit the Golden Gate National Park.
Wish I did.
Love that place.
Me, too. Our entire family went to Tetons and Yellowstone two years ago for my 60th birthday. Reading today about the international visitors who were evicted and escorted out of the park, Old Faithful barrycaded off, their busses not being allowed to stop at a PRIVATE ranch to use their facilities because it is on “federal” land made me sick. The park threatened the private ranch owner with legal action if he allowed the bus to stop. The poor elderly folks from Japan thought they were going to jail and many said they would never visit the US again.
Sick, sick, sick. Damned Alinsky, communist agitator tactics used against us in our OWN country by the so-called “president.” Sick.
I wonder how many high school or even college kids could tell you who those two men are in that picture. I’m guessing maybe 2% at most. On a good day.
You might be onto something here. An occupy movement by patriots in the National Parks. Sounds feasible. (Plus it's fun to steal lib ideas...they hate that.)
You Twitter people make it happen:
The more, the merrier! If huge numbers of people start to peacefully use parks and other Federal lands normally open to the public, it will be hard to ignore inside the beltway.
Driving directions to Anderson, IN
101 Monument Cir
Indianapolis, IN 46204
1. Head southwest toward W Market St
2. Exit the traffic circle onto N Meridian St
3. Turn right onto E Ohio St
4. Continue onto N Pine St
5. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-70 E and merge onto I-70 E
6. Take exit 89 for Shadeland Ave
7. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 465
8. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-465
9. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 465 N and merge onto I-465 N
10. Take exit 37 for Interstate 69 N/Indiana 37 N toward Fort Wayne
11. Merge onto I-69 N
12. Take exit 22-222 for Indiana 9 S/Indiana 67 S toward Anderson
13. Turn left onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
14. Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd turns slightly right and becomes W 17th St
15. Continue onto Jackson St
I’m a Catholic, so I guess I can join NPF, but I want more kids. (Stupid dyslexia.)
This is great!
Someone ‘bumped’ a CT Nat’l site
Check out - Real Stories from Park Fans - on link
You’ll love it!!!
I will Occupy Gettysburg next week..I’ll send pics...
the Duck Dynasty guys?
I think you’re on to something: we need to make it #occupynationalparks on 10/12/13 a national movement to take back our heritage and enjoy it!!
The Army “Corpse” lakes are closed, too. There must be hundreds.
Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir.
I’m in Wisconsin, they’re open :)
Teddy Roosevelt and John(?) Muir.
We get power and water from our lake. So, I’m running the water and leaving the lights on cause they can’t stop us.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075682/posts already done!
While on my walk at the towpath trail I engaged two "millennial" twenty something hikers in a casual conversation about the closing.
They seemed to be your average brain dead young O`Bozo bots. However, this closure order had them pissed off and personally offended.
Their attitude was this is "their trail" where they come to "commune with their mother nature" and they seemed dispirited and genuinely insulted that their dear leader would chose to hurt them in such a personal manner.
It lead me to believe that this issue has a potential to chip away at one of his base groups, at least sow seeds of doubt in their "anointed one". This and the stories of outrage at the closure of war memorials suggests that if we could exploit this as a populist issue, it seems to have potential traction with a wide range of groups and may be a chink into one segment of the leftist moon-bat wall.
There's some damn fine scenery up here at the
It’s a long ride, but that’s the plan.
I have 4 areas a reasonable drive from me.
This time of year Concord and Lexington would be perfection.
Back in the days of slavery, an important path to freedom for escaped slaves was along the Cuyahoga River, hoping to get to Lake Erie and then across to Canada, for freedom. Many of them got to Cleveland, but couldn't get across the lake. Thus you have the beginnings of one of the largest, most established communities of descendents of escaped slaves in the US...on the east side of Cleveland.
In Obama's wisdom, the access to the Cuyahoga River is closed off!! That's because it's in a national park, one reason being that it should ever be remembered as the pathway to freedom for so many. Yeah folks, you got that right. If Obama had been president back in the day, those escaped slaves never would've found their way to freedom.
I do wish Marcia Fudge would teach her aides some history. She is, after all, chairman of the black caucus.
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