First, a gallery of Fail courtesy the United States government. For those who don't know, we have been greatly effected by the US govt. shutdown which has closed access to all the National Parks (a huge chunk of what we had planned). In addition to the parks being closed all the national camping areas are shut down as well which has made finding somewhere to stay for the night more difficult.
That said, we didn't let a little thing like the United States Federal Government put a crimp in our style. Plenty of good scenery to be had, and we can probably write a book on how to do the national parks on the cheap now.