I've been affected by the shutdown, but found a temporary workaround. On Monday I left WA state, heading south to Quartzsite, AZ. Tuesday I decided to go online and find out if the La Posa Long Term Visitor Areas were still open, since they ARE on federal BLM land. Well, they are closed, unless you had bought a permit before the shutdown.
Luckily there are four or five free camping areas nearby on BLM land that remain open, though there are no services provided. I'll have to go to town and pay if I want to empty my tanks. And also I can (technically) camp for two weeks, then must move to another spot at least 25 miles away. However, I doubt very much that any authority figure is monitoring the length of my stay. They are probably at home, watching TV and waiting for the shutdown to end.
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