Joshua Tree National Park

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
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February 01, 2019 - 12:36 pm
By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua...
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Near-capacity toilets force Joshua Tree campgrounds to close
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January 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
By Ray Sanchez and Chris Boyette (CNN) — California's Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday will become the latest casualty of the federal government's partial shutdown, closing campgrounds amid health and safety concerns over near-capacity pit toilets. With a quarter of the federal government...
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