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Senior Pass

Postby balzaccom » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:07 am

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This last weekend was an important one for us, because when we entered the park through the Big Oak Flat entrance station, I was able to show his ID and purchase a Senior Pass for $10.

According to the USGS store that sells them:

A Senior Pass is a $10.00 lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds being used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.

It allows me (and anyone with me) to enter any National Park in the USA for free. Plus it qualifies me for discounts on other costs like campground fees. Very cool.

Here’s a link to the FAQs about the Senior Pass. Spread the word.

http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html
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Re: Senior Pass

Postby markskor » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:27 am

Last year, hanging out in Tuolumne, decided to do a 3-day Saddlebag - McCabe trip. As there is no bus - had to hitch-hike back to TM.
Standing in front of TPR, instead of "thumbing", I just pulled out/used my senior pass as a lure, and got a ride immediately, saving my driver the $20 entrance fee.

I have also printed "Have Senior Pass" on hitch-hiking signs used going into Yosemite from other routes too...(Always use a destination sign when hitching Sierra with a backpack)...have gotten several rides just because of it.
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Re: Senior Pass

Postby balzaccom » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:00 pm

Ha! Cool idea. That means I'll have to carry it with me on trips instead of leaving it in the car...
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Re: Senior Pass

Postby austex » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:04 pm

balzaccom wrote:Ha! Cool idea. That means I'll have to carry it with me on trips instead of leaving it in the car...

Can't weigh more than a $20....
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Re: Senior Pass

Postby longri » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:18 pm

austex wrote:Can't weigh more than a $20....

Actually it weighs about 4 times as much.

I've wondered a few times while having trouble catching a ride if waving a $20 or two would attract anyone.

Probably just looking really old and frail is less threatening to someone thinking about whether to stop or not.
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Re: Senior Pass

Postby oldranger » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:29 pm

Mark may look old but no one would suggest he looks frail! :D

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Re: Senior Pass

Postby markskor » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:39 am

oldranger wrote:Mark may look old but no one would suggest he looks frail! :D

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Not frail in the least...more like Faust (the chief character of medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to in exchange for knowledge and power)...also a robust, great looking, hiking deity. :whistle:
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Re: Senior Pass

Postby oldranger » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:46 am

Mark

You forgot to add, "a legend in his own mind." :rolleyes:

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Re: Senior Pass

Postby Cross Country » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:00 am

Good, funny stuff. I like it.
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