Get Started With Dusty Car Muddy Boots
Dusty Car Muddy Boots began so you can benefit from your Senior National Parks Pass in almost every nook and cranny of the US. On a budget. Starting now.
Who’s it for?
Dusty Car Muddy Boots is specifically designed for 62+ go-getters with definite opinions. Your 62nd birthday being the magic date when you can get your hands on a Senior Pass.
The definite opinions might have been percolating for half a century. Longer?
Whether you’re just beginning with outdoor activities, been doing it for a while now, or since the beginning of time, there should be something here for everyone.
Join the crowd!
If you’ve ever asked yourself…
Where all can I get National Park Senior Pass discounts that I might not have thought of?
Too much driving. I need a break from the interstate. Soon. Got an idea?
I wish I could easily find overnight options that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Like, now?
I’d go to more interesting places if I could find others to go with. Where are they?
Advice about choosing outdoor apparel would be helpful. How about gear tips?
What are some great fresh-air activities I might like to try? On a budget?
It’s hard-ish to get around these days. Is this for me, too? (Quick answer: yep!)
You’ve come to the right place.
What’s Dusty Car Muddy Boots about?
Ummm…dusty cars and muddy boots. Not expensive ATV’s or satin ballet slippers. Wherever your trusty rig will take you, wherever your well-supported two feet lead the way. Spare leg, walker, spousal elbow, same same.
What safety essentials to take on a hike, how to light a campsite, where to find a cheap overnight: these are the kinds of topics you can expect on Dusty Car Muddy Boots.
Where? National Parks Pass means…
National Parks, National Monuments, Historic Sites, Seashores, Recreation Areas. Sometimes at other federal facilities that offer discounts to card carriers. Bingo! National Park Senior Pass.
Dusty Car Muddy Boots is about moving and getting fresh air while seeing the sights. You’ll see a liberal sprinkling of exercise options, even—especially—on road trips. This applies to folks who find it hard to get around, too.
Not everything here requires a National Parks Pass
But hey, there’s fun to be had on the way to your destination, exercise on road trips, pie breaks, just plain interesting stuff to see and do. However….sometimes you’ll be surprised when that Senior Pass comes in handy!
“Local color” can make the day a pleasure whether or not you have a pocket full of cash. Dusty Car Muddy Boots likes to highlight “local color” events, car trips, and food stops.
Woohoo! Where do I start?
If you don’t have a National Park Senior Pass, you need to get one ASAP if you’re eligible. Disabled Access Pass? Go for it: that’ll let you fit right in at Dusty Car Muddy Boots, too.
If you’re new to Dusty Car Muddy Boots or new to the whole outdoor camping-exploring-hiking-pie break schtick, here are 7 posts to get you started:
While you’re reading…
Follow the links in posts, so you can add a sprinkle of serendipity to your adventure planning. For instance, a FREE balloon festival in FREE Balloon Festival In Post Mills VT: Exit And Explore Near I-91 might be just the ticket to jar you out of a slump, but what about a “local color” food option (hint: it’s called Wicked Awesome BBQ) within a short drive. Click and see.
Been there, done that…
Dusty Car Muddy Boots is personal. The very-opinionated, senior-real writer (aka Muddy Boots) has been everywhere (except maybe Alibates National Monument), tried pretty much everything (except maybe clam-digging), and fiddled with outdoor gear since the beginning of time. This means weather, stinky campgrounds, safari shirts, tent flies, thermoses, nutty encounters…
This site welcomes comments and contributions from readers who have “been there, done that”, too.
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Go on a whole lot of trips, far away and local, max-ing out that wowee National Parks Pass that goes with Seniors everywhere.
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Photo credits. Featured image, Yellow Volkswagen: Public Domain by Dino Reichmuth via Unsplash. California Coastal National Monument: CC BY 2.0 by BLM via Wikimedia. Snowshoe Hike at night 02-15-14: CC BY 2.0 by BLM Nevada via Flickr. Group hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park: CC BY-SA 2.0 by Mark Doliner via Flickr. Grant Village Campground Yellowstone National Park : Public Domain courtesy Bob Greenburg via National Park Service. Cape Cod surf casting with ranger: CCO Public Domain by National Park Service. Follow the Underground Railroad and Byway at the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park: Public Domain Beth Parnicza via NPS. East entry to Vernal Utah on US 40: CC BY-SA 2.0 by InSapphoWeTrust via Wikimedia. All others: ©DustyCarMuddyBoots.com, All Rights Reserved.