|Above, my "Golden Geezer" pass hangs in The Beast. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Now there's a term for the national parks Senior Pass I've never heard before, until now. And we all can thank the Seattle Times for bringing it to my attention.
As mentioned several times on this blog, the lifetime Senior Pass is going from its current $10 price to $80, presumably by the end of the year.
The Seattle Times wrote:
Seattle-area national parks and related federal agencies this spring saw a 700 percent leap in local sales of their Senior Pass, likely stimulated by buyers out to beat a big price hike for what is affectionately known among many of its users as the “Golden Geezer.”
The lifetime pass, soon to increase in price from $10 to $80, gets the bearer in free to sites ranging from Mount Rainier to the Snow Lake trailhead, providing access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies.The article also includes a link to where you geezers can order it online.
Last December, Congress authorized the price increase for the pass, which is good for a lifetime for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 62 and older. An exact date for the cost increase has yet to be announced, but some who work in parks expect it by year’s end.
To read more, go here.