National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

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National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jul 20, 2012 9:16 am

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Re: National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby sawicks » Jul 22, 2012 4:53 pm

As long as your not planning on going there anytime soon since its closed because theres a wildfire at their gates.

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Re: National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby submassabielle » Jul 22, 2012 8:04 pm

Well, that is very disconcerting. I was supposed to head there tomorrow and haven't been told that it is canceled.
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Re: National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby John Lovaas » Jul 23, 2012 12:18 am

Here's the current press release URL-

http://www.nps.gov/wica/parknews/pr07212012.htm

One possible reason you haven't heard about the tour cancellations is that the park employees have been evacuated. I know that if I had to evacuate my house, I'd have a heck of a time updating the websites I maintain, or accessing customer info on my computer!
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Re: National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby Amazingracer » Jul 23, 2012 12:51 am

You can follow the Myrtle Fire here:
http://inciweb.org/incident/3028/

Also as John pointed out, it is extremely hard to contact every visitor to let them know tours are canceled, especially when they are out of the park. Our park experienced the same with the Quail fire here in Utah over July 4th.

Wind Cave is awesome, but patience is going to be your friend.
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Re: National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby submassabielle » Jul 23, 2012 10:08 am

I think that you are right about the communication issues. However, it sounds like it might open up in time for my actual cave trip (Tuesday)...so I am still hopeful.
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Re: National Park Guide: South Dakota's Wind Cave

Postby Amazingracer » Jul 23, 2012 6:35 pm

Looks like you are right:
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/3028/15258/

Evac lifted at 1pm today and all roads open. And Wind set to open tomorrow. Enjoy!
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