I hate to be a worrywart, but some if my plans may be affected by a shutdown if it occurs. We are flying from a Knoxville to Vegas on Aug 5th. 2 nights downtown, 2 nights in Baker at the Great Basin National Park, and 4 nights on the strip, coming back on the 13th.
I've read a dozen different reports on what might, could, and will close if this shutdown occurs, but I thought Maybe some of you would gave more insight.
I know the FAA is in a partial shutdown, but flights continue unaffected right now. I heard on the radio this morning that regional airports could start seeing flight curtailments first if the FAA does not get it's authority to collect taxes back. They said that could start happening sometime after the 5th. Anyone know if that's true? Would a full shutdown hasten this?
What about hiking in Great Basin? Do they close the national parks or just the services like the Lehman Cave tours and such?
Also, we were considering day trips to Hoover, and possible Death Valley. Could either of these be affected?
I'd like to make some backup plans, especially for the Great Basin trip, if the parks will be completely closed.
Thanks in advance!