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Old 06-22-2016, 04:27 AM   #71
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Hi you two,

Yes, we've got it running for now. It's a beautiful place, and it's in the middle of town. who else has a mountain that rises 4,000 ft. right in the middle of their towns?

I need to get a handicapped sticker (and AARP) to help me qualify for discounts. That way, entrance into national parks is free; don't know about camping.

Not 62; got 7 years to go!

Margaret
The senior pass, often referred to as the "geezer" pass can be obtained once you're 62. Free entry and 1/2 off on camping in National Parks, National forests, BLM campgrounds, and Army Corp of Engineers facilities. A really good deal. The Access pass seems to provide similar benefits for the disabled.


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$10 Lifetime pass
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail or online is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
Note: Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.


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Access Pass

Free
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
May be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
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So it seems this geezer pass is only good for US citizens, and not applicable to Canadians. Whereas in Canada there seems to be no differentiation by citizenry. In 2017 when all Canadian National Parks offer free admittance for our 150th anniversary, it is open to all.

Y'all c'mon up, we be a friendly bunch.
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So it seems this geezer pass is only good for US citizens, and not applicable to Canadians. Whereas in Canada there seems to be no differentiation by citizenry. In 2017 when all Canadian National Parks offer free admittance for our 150th anniversary, it is open to all.

Y'all c'mon up, we be a friendly bunch.
I'm confused Jim, but trust me, that is nothing new.

How is that going to work? Do we need to buy a pass anyway, either now or in 2017, and then it's good for two years instead of just one?

Also, if it is open to all, how are Parks in Canada going to handle the influx? I mean, we have been planning a late August/early September trip to Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2017, but I wouldn't want to get all the way up there to find no open sites.

Sounds like a great deal though. Happy early Anniversary!

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I'm confused Jim, but trust me, that is nothing new.

How is that going to work? Do we need to buy a pass anyway, either now or in 2017, and then it's good for two years instead of just one?

Also, if it is open to all, how are Parks in Canada going to handle the influx? I mean, we have been planning a late August/early September trip to Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2017, but I wouldn't want to get all the way up there to find no open sites.

Sounds like a great deal though. Happy early Anniversary!

Frank
If you buy a pass in 2016, it is then good for two years, as 2017 is free. Otherwise any admittance in 2017 is just plain free.

I imagine it will bring a few more folks through the gate, but I bet most of these are day use people, and not quite as many campers. I would just make certain you put your reservations in as soon as you can.
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Thanks Jim! Gee, any idea how early I can make reservations for late summer 2017? Probably not yet, eh?

All my grandparents are from Canada. What were they thinking?!?

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Thanks Norm for posting that I did click on the link although didn't think I'd learn anything new, but I did! I didn't know that now I'm "old" if I want to go fishing with my son and grandchildren in Thunder Bay I don't need to get a license now

If I can throw my 2 cents (American of course, can't find any pennies here) worth in regarding stopping overnight at Walmarts Cracker Barrels etc., we do so with our dog when heading to the south in the winter and home again. We take good care of our dog as well, and see no problem walking her from the pavement, or carrying her if it's hot over to nearby grass to do her business which I always pick up. I wouldn't be concerned about pesticides anymore than walking on a town or city street and she goes off onto the grass, who knows what the property owners have put on that grass.

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The thing with our dog is he just wants to be with us, no matter where we go. I highly doubt he would know a Walmart parking lot from the one at Pet Smart where he goes regularly for trimming. When hauling our egg on vacation, we stop at rest areas with acres of pavement regularly in the heat of the summer day with Buckley, and walk him to the grass, little tail wagging all the way.

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A parking lot is not a suitable place to walk a dog. It can get very hot and burn his pads for one thing. Then there's glass and debris. Try walking in one for half an hour bare foot. As for the grass, I doubt the people who maintain it like the idea much. They certainly don't intend it to be a dog bathroom. And what chemicals did they put on it to kill the weeds? You have no way of knowing.

My guess is that if the dog got a vote he'd rather spend the time at the campground. But as you said "My dogs entire life quality depends wholly on what I do for him,"
Here in IllAnnoy dogs do get to vote (and often) yet from what I've seen they don't seem to mind Walmart parking lots.
Now they can even register automatically when they apply for a driver's license!...
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Alabama supposedly closed 8 State Parks due to budget cuts and sold off some of the parks . For an example Florala SP in Florala Alabama was sold to the town of Florala. Even the town officials admitted that the State had let the park go to H_LL and it needed a lot of work to bring it up to a reasonable standard. Alabama seemingly has plenty of money to fund their football program but little for their State Parks . The problem appears to be more with priorities plus lack of leadership and less to do with lack of funds.
Our local school district cut art ,drama , foreign language programs ,
debate , band and several teaching positions yet managed to come up with $280 ,000 for the football program.

Yeah that's a shame. I never understood the whole infatuation with football, but then again they have the best marketing team and are really good at brainwashing people.
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Here in IllAnnoy dogs do get to vote (and often) yet from what I've seen they don't seem to mind Walmart parking lots.
Now they can even register automatically when they apply for a driver's license!...
I can actually believe that after seeing the news stories about dogs getting elected to be mayor of cities.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosco_the_dog
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