Patience Tested For Bend Woman
October 8, 2013, 11:36 am
It can take up to 15 years to get a permit from the National Park Service to raft the
Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Erika Litzer is among a group of 15 rafters who've invested $30,000 to raft the river this month. The partial government shutdown put a halt to Erika's trip.
She's still planning to make the 2 day drive to Arizona very soon. She's hoping things will settle down by the time she gets there.
Litzer says taxpayers would actually save money if the Park Service would just let them launch. She says 6-8 National Park Service employees are currently blocking access to the