I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
the park ranger was given weak instructions, but she saluted and followed orders. what was she to have otherwise done?
The best course in hindsight would have been to put up barricades with signage saying park closed by order of your federal government. Then step away. Anyone enters, liability is on them.