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Former park service director Jon Jarvis says leaving parks open without key staff is equivalent to leaving the Smithsonian open with priceless artifacts unattended. (NPS photo)

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Guest column: It’s a mistake to keep parks open during the shutdown

When I was a ranger at Crater Lake National Park in the 1980s, the average snowfall at headquarters was 500 inches a year, and snow could accumulate at 2 inches an hour.