CNN PRODUCER NOTE 'Double rainbow' fan Yosemitebear Vasquez interviewed several people in his local community of Yosemite, California on the impact of the partial government shutdown: 'I went to Yosemite alone on my motorcycle on October 5 to see first hand what the government shutdown looked like in Yosemite.
My first stop was a protest just outside the park by a few local people who were directly impacted by the shutdown. One was a Yosemite National Park Service employee who was forced to apply for unemployment insurance for the first time in his life. You could hear the frustration in his voice.
I next stopped at the park entrance kiosk where they told me the park was closed. Since I have friends in the park I was allowed to come into the park. I did some civil disobedience in an act of getting water from a spring that I always stop at, of course I filmed that. I went to several of my favorite places in the park, all were blocked off saying do not enter. I visited friends who have vacation rental homes in the park and they all said they were all hurting from the shutdown. I talked with some foreign guests who had planned a once in a lifetime trip from England to see the US national parks in the west only to get here and find them all closed.
Everybody I talked to was sad and disappointed that such a beautiful place was not available to them like it's supposed to be.
Of course for me it was nicer. I had my backyard alone to myself where I normally have to share it with hundreds of people, but then I am the magic rainbow man and normal things don't apply to me.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer