The federal government shut down three days ago. That shutdown includes 26 National Park properties, including nine of the biggest, such as Yosemite. A big disappointment for anyone making the trip to visit one.
Tourists are already at a bit of a loss, and the stalemate could also negatively affect the economies of towns near the parks. Here to explain what's happening and offer alternatives to would-be visitors is KPCC's environment reporter, Molly Peterson.