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#50948 - 07/16/17 01:00 PM National Parks Senior Pass: $80
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7225
Loc: Fresno, CA
If you know anyone qualified for one, who doesn't have one, the cost goes from $10 to $80 on August 27. It was set at $10 in 1994.

They can be ordered online here for $20 until 8/27 (Extra $10 processing fee.) https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass

It always puzzles me why they don't index prices like this to inflation. ...but then, $10 in 1994 would be under $17 today, according to this inflation calculator. So that's almost a 5X jump in price over the original. What the???? mad

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#50951 - 07/16/17 03:03 PM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: Steve C]
bobpickering Offline


Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 311
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Originally Posted By: Steve C
If you know anyone qualified for one...

You qualify at age 62.

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#50953 - 07/16/17 07:38 PM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: Steve C]
EdHaynes Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 19
Loc: California
Thanks for the Head's up. I had mine for several years but I'm going to get one for my wife. Chances are, she'll outlive me and will need her own card. There's a BLM office just down the road that sells them (no handling fees).
Thanks for saving me $70.

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#51824 - 08/23/17 02:16 PM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: EdHaynes]
Paul Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 172
Loc: Santa Clarita, CA
The LA Times just posted an article about this. Apparently there is only 5 days left before the price of the senior pass jumps to $80.

Come on all you young 62 and older people.

Article here: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-national-park-pass-price-increase-20170822-story.html


paul

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#51846 - 08/24/17 03:17 PM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: EdHaynes]
EdHaynes Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 19
Loc: California
I did the same thing for my wife yesterday. The local BLM office was out of cards but gave us an IOU and took our $10. We should get the card next week. That office said they normally would sell a handful every month but this past month they sold over 200 cards - more than they had in their inventory.

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#51854 - 08/24/17 08:11 PM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: EdHaynes]
Joe Offline


Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Michigan
Hiked Whitney on August 2, then drove up to Yosemite for a week.
When I got to the gate, I bought my senior pass for $10.
The ranger wished me a happy birthday as I just recently turned 62.
I love it.....only $10!! That pass stays in my wallet forever.

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#51856 - 08/24/17 10:18 PM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: Joe]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7225
Loc: Fresno, CA
Mine has been in my wallet since I camped in Death Valley -- a few years ago -- and it's already cracked. At first, the gatekeepers would ask me to show my ID along with the card.

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#51857 - 08/25/17 07:26 AM Re: National Parks Senior Pass: $80 [Re: Steve C]
bruce Offline


Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 74
Loc: Novato, CA
Oh well I was born two years too late, but still a bargain at $80.

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