|Above, the Gibbons River in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There's a feature that last year's legislation mandating the $80 price hike for the lifetime national park Senior Pass that I hadn't been aware of.
It is a new annual Senior Pass that will sell for $20 a year. But there's more to it.
According to CNBC:
The legislation mandating the price hike includes a new payment plan to help seniors get a lifetime pass. For the first time, the National Park Service will issue an annual senior pass for $20 and once four annual senior passes have been purchased, the individual will automatically qualify for a senior lifetime pass with no additional fee.
That's a great idea! Seniors won't have to pay $80 for the lifetime Senior Pass in one pop. All they have to do is purchase four annual Senior Passes to qualify for the lifetime pass. The price hike goes into effect August 28.
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