Park users contemplate possible cuts
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments but there are consequences.
"A lot less funding means a lot less outdoors stuff," a hiker told us inside Delaware Water Gap.
From Yellowstone, Gettysburg, to the Delaware Water Gap.
The nation's 398 National Parks are expected to see 130 million dollars in budget cuts next month.
Consequences of the governmental sequestration.
"Over the past couple of years we've seen an upturn of people looking for more inexpensive vacations," Bill Perenyi of The Dingmans Ferry Campground told us.
Those coming could see closed sites, shorter hours, less staff and reduced services, as parks like the Delaware Water Gap try to survive on a budget with a lot less meat.
In a statement the National Park Service said "The reductions would limit our ability to sustain a full complement of seasonal employees needed for interpretive programs, maintenance, law enforcement and other visitor services as we are preparing for a busy holiday season.
For as beautiful as this is if there's going to be less funds some would like to the see the bigger more populated parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite get them while smaller parks like Delaware Water Gap should be left to run wild.
"It needs to be protected but doesn't need as much management because not having the pressure for as many people to come and see it," avid hiker Phillip Hunsberger.
But others are taking a creative path in order to save funding.
"Even if we have to donate 50 cents a trial map it's worth it," hiker Gretchen Hayes said.
The call of the wild, potentially subdued by Congress, at least inside our National parks.
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