Google Doodle celebrates Yosemite, but it's currently closed
What would Justin Timberlake say?
Today Google is celebrating the 123rd “birthday” of Yosemite National Park and encouraging people to explore the California nature reserve. Yosemite was established on this day in 1890, thanks in part to a President Lincoln land grant from several decades earlier. bIn an ironic twist (that Google was fully aware of), currently, people can’t visit the park – or any national park – because of the government shutdown beginning today.
The Google drawing is a collage of camping patches, featuring rangers, travel signs, trees and mountains. When users click anywhere on the soundless picture, they’re taken to the search results for “Yosemite National Park.”
Because parks are closed, perhaps visitors can head east and check out The Smithsonian or Statue of Liberty instead – just kidding.