Despite shutdown, national parks ready for winter visitors

  • by: EMILY BRENNAN , New York Times
  • Updated: November 9, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Good news for travelers to national parks this winter: Although the federal government shutdown, from Oct. 1 to 16, forced the National Park Service to close 401 parks and lose $450,000 a day in revenue, it did little to slow preparations for winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

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