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Ninja's in Yosemite!?


engineer1984 Whicker · · Ogden, UT · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 33

The rangers are already on edge after having to monitor the trails due to the fires. There were areas you weren't supposed to go to and they had to ride around the park on horse making sure no one went out of bounds.

Now their friends got booted from a consistent paycheck because a few toddlers in congress can't do their jobs correctly.

Also, another poster was correct, they will most likely take your gear if they treat you at all like they treat BASE jumpers.

However, I read an article (maybe even linked from MP?) where a few guys hid from the enforcement and then made a run up the nose, but I think they were okay because they did this right after the closure and there were still people on the wall. They were damn good and freed it in a day.

I also agree with some of the above mentioned posts: please don't ruin our names. We don't get many places to climb in the grand scheme of what's available. There are already a few 50 classic climbs that aren't legally climbable.

Write your congressman and tell him to grow up.

Bill Czajkowski · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 30
Keithb00ne wrote:This is straight from a google search: 'The National Parks Service oversees national parks and forest lands set aside for use by the public. Though these lands are specifically operated so the public has access to them, they are not open to the public at all times. Anyone who sets foot on national forest lands when they are closed to the public can be charged with trespass. The penalties for this include fines and imprisonment for up to six months.' There are workers in the parks, they just aren't getting paid.
Actually, if they're not getting paid it's illegal for them to be there too. However, in general, not every government employee is on furlough and it only takes one person to ruin your day.
Tug · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 0

The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day, when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

Mark Pilate · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 10

And where are they now??

Kevin Stricker · · Evergreen, CO · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 575

Watkins is way Ninja, the Nose is not.

javi · · saint george area · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 180
TBlom · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2004 · Points: 360

This land is your land
this land is my land

Oh wait... our land does not actually belong to us. It belongs to the federal gov't (which we pay for via taxes).
And now it is being held hostage by a bunch of inept congress a-holios.

If you can handle the hike in, it would be a magical place without all the crowds. And in theory, it is your land.

Federal gov't= Fail

Rocky_Mtn_High · · Arvada, CO · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 230

I'm guessing how strictly the NPS is enforcing closures depends on the Park. The fact is, most Rangers are furloughed and therefore unavailable to patrol.

My wife and I happened to pick this weekend to travel two-thirds of the way across the country to visit Acadia NP, and of course we thought we were screwed thanks to our elected idiots. But it turns out the Park closure is a blessing in disguise in this case, as most of Acadia's hiking trails are completely accessible from boundary trailheads or from the open state highway crossing the Park. Moreover, the beautiful -- and freshly paved! -- Loop Road is now a cyclist's dream with zero traffic. I feel bad for folks who vacationed to places like Yellowstone or Yosemite, where access to the Park is effectively shut down by road barriers, but here at Acadia, access is not an issue.

In fact, a lot of folks are out taking advantage of this rare window of opportunity. In addition to riding the Loop Road, apparently many of the local mountain bikers are poaching trails throughout the Park on which riding has been strictly forbidden -- and strictly enforced. Ditto with camping in the Park.

Technically, all of us disobedient hikers and cyclists are now trespassing and subject to ticketing and fines, but as of now, there is nobody getting paid to do the enforcing. However, if you choose to break the law, you must be willing to suffer the consequences (including having your gear confiscated). And since climbing is a higher-risk activity than hiking or cycling, of course, I imagine that the attitude of the Park Service towards closing famous climbing walls may not be so lax. And for sure don't count on the Park Service to rescue your ass if you get into trouble.

Entrance station to Loop Road, Acadia NP

Climbers in Acadia NP
Greg Halliday · · Spanish Fork, UT · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 5

Had to say it:

All your Yosemite are belong to us.

Mark Pilate · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 10

Say it in English ?

Edit: sorry, slow on uptake

Aerili · · Los Alamos, NM · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 1,970

Oh my god this thread is awesome!!!!

I think everybody has missed the true meaning of this title. He is asking if a single ninja is CURRENTLY in the Valley. A ninja that is so infamous and known by the generalized name that s/he is akin to Madonna.

Matt N · · Santa Barbara, CA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 273
split161 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 55

dooooo it!! ...and don't wear black, granite is gray







they'll never see ya!!

5.samadhi · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 40
Aerili wrote:Oh my god this thread is awesome!!!! I think everybody has missed the true meaning of this title. He is asking if a single ninja is CURRENTLY in the Valley. A ninja that is so infamous and known by the generalized name that s/he is akin to Madonna.
Dean potter?
Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

hoodie ninja

Eric D · · Gnarnia · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 230

We finished the nose during the closure. "Essential" employees and law enforcement are still in the park. I give it a 98% chance that you will get busted.

Sendstown · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 0

http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/yosemite-climbers-still-climbing-despite-government-shutdown

These guys don't seem to mind the government shutdown. Go for it.

engineer1984 Whicker · · Ogden, UT · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 33
Rocky_Mtn_High wrote:I'm guessing how strictly the NPS is enforcing closures depends on the Park. The fact is, most Rangers are furloughed and therefore unavailable to patrol. My wife and I happened to pick this weekend to travel two-thirds of the way across the country to visit Acadia NP, and of course we thought we were screwed thanks to our elected idiots. But it turns out the Park closure is a blessing in disguise in this case, as most of Acadia's hiking trails are completely accessible from boundary trailheads or from the open state highway crossing the Park. Moreover, the beautiful -- and freshly paved! -- Loop Road is now a cyclist's dream with zero traffic. I feel bad for folks who vacationed to places like Yellowstone or Yosemite, where access to the Park is effectively shut down by road barriers, but here at Acadia, access is not an issue. In fact, a lot of folks are out taking advantage of this rare window of opportunity. In addition to riding the Loop Road, apparently many of the local mountain bikers are poaching trails throughout the Park on which riding has been strictly forbidden -- and strictly enforced. Ditto with camping in the Park. Technically, all of us disobedient hikers and cyclists are now trespassing and subject to ticketing and fines, but as of now, there is nobody getting paid to do the enforcing. However, if you choose to break the law, you must be willing to suffer the consequences (including having your gear confiscated). And since climbing is a higher-risk activity than hiking or cycling, of course, I imagine that the attitude of the Park Service towards closing famous climbing walls may not be so lax. And for sure don't count on the Park Service to rescue your ass if you get into trouble.
Lol, this is great! I love mountain biking and never understood why Nat'l Parks hate it so much. Good on ya.
Ryan Nevius · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 904
Davarious wrote:http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/yosemite-climbers-still-climbing-despite-government-shutdown These guys don't seem to mind the government shutdown. Go for it.
That photo is from the day after the shutdown started. I doubt you'd see many lights on the wall tonight. Though I could be wrong.
Ryan Nevius · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 904

Bump for this Rock and Ice article: rockandice.com/lates-news/s…

...and especially for the quote of Matt N.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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