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Old 04-17-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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National Park Week: Free Admission

Coming up the end of the month...Free admission to National Parks.
Well, over 100 anyway. I'd check and see if your favorite park is having
this too. ( It is for a number of days, not just one day)
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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April is a little early but June looks like about right for my first visit to Mt. Rainier this year...
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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This is crazy, you never should have been paying for access in the first place
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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This is crazy, you never should have been paying for access in the first place

Explain this if you would. You don't believe those who use national parks should pay a little extra for their upkeep? If not, why not?
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Explain this if you would. You don't believe those who use national parks should pay a little extra for their upkeep? If not, why not?
I know...

I visit Mt. Rainier frequently, it's close and I have no problems with admission fees, although I did catch one free day last year too.

A bigger question is why Mt. St. Helens is a "Volcanic Monument" and not a national park... I guess that's another topic though.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I pulled over to take this photo of Mt. Rainier on my way out the door earlier... If you've never been to Washington... you should. Mt. Rainier National Park is spectacular!


http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l622/TRC2k11/DSCF2144.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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If you're over 62 you can get a senior pass for $10.00 that allows you forever free access to National Parks.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Plan to take advantage of this on Saturday (when of course the weather will plummet from 80 to 52) and also invest in an annual pass. It takes me 30 mins to drive to Rocky Mountain NP so why not make the most of this fabulous resource right on my doorstep?
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Explain this if you would. You don't believe those who use national parks should pay a little extra for their upkeep? If not, why not?
Because it keeps people out who can't afford even a little extra, yet those people still pay taxes that support National Parks.

Maybe a means-tested National Parks pass ... ?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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Explain this if you would. You don't believe those who use national parks should pay a little extra for their upkeep? If not, why not?
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