Sneaky Grand Canyon Hikers Headed to US Court
They tried to get around the shutdown
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 9, 2013 11:31 AM CDT
The Grand Canyon National Park entrance is blocked off Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

(Newser) – Determined hikers trying to get into the Grand Canyon despite the government shutdown will end up in federal court for their trouble. Park rangers—the remaining few who haven't been furloughed—have issued 21 citations to people found inside the national park despite its closure, reports the AP. All the citations require a court appearance. It's a similar tale at Grand Teton National Park and, to a lesser extent, at Yellowstone, reports a separate AP story.

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steve_davis
Oct 12, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
This only applies to citizens, illegals will be let go without any ID check or citation.
MSCOTTASHLEY
Oct 10, 2013 12:13 PM CDT
BoiseNoise is right on. I'm sure the government needs the money.
BoiseNoise
Oct 10, 2013 11:40 AM CDT
If a park is operating in the black (as, to my understanding, the Grand Canyon does), there is absolutely no logical reason it should have been shut down.