Thread: NPS passport
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:42 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by HeyWhatever View Post
I am going to pay for the annual pass before I head off on the bike this spring. I am buying it, although I get SSDI... I don't want to have to explain myself as disabled although riding a Buell. I have the money so I will pay the 80 bucks.

If you hit more than 16 parks with a 5 dollar entrance fee, it will pay for itself anyhow. I plan to hit more than 25 of them on my trip... and just put the pass in the see through pocket on my nerd vest (hi viz vest).

It is entirely worth it if you have plans to do a lot of the National Parks. It does not, however, give you a discount on camping fees, so you will still have to pay up the first time you come in to set up your tent.
While not the purpose of the thread, do you find it necessary to "explain your disability" -thats kinda crappy! -even in a place/state/KY where far too many not so disabled are on the draw via hungry lawyers that do the billboard thing everywhere. It's a cash cow for the legal trade but then again, you should have to explain your self to enter a park???
"If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges, at age 85
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