US Government "Shutdown" on Trail Riding?
A question for my fellow Americans - Just wondering if the current "shutdown" of the US government has impacted your trail riding/camping plans this fall?
I live in an area where many of the state parks are actually part of a national forest, and some areas have been closed for camping (even primitive). Some friends of mine just returned from a trip to Shawnee National Forest (southern IL), and Garden of the Gods was also closed with signs posted that there would be a $5000 fine if you entered the area. Not sure who was there to write tickets, but my friends were not eager to find out so they left.
Other areas, like Big South Fork (TN) and Land Between the Lakes (KY) are iffy. Are guests at privately-owned campgrounds in those areas still permitted on the trails, or have the horse trails been closed entirely?
Have you - or has anyone you know - had to cancel or change travel/camping plans with your horses because of park, campground, or trail closures?
"Parelli horsemanship is just like painting by the numbers. You need absolutely no skill. You just put this color here and this color there, and when you're done, you have ... a mess no one wants." mp