Make The Most Of Your National Park Senior Pass (on a budget)
Dusty Car Muddy Boots
Was started to help 62+ seniors make the most of their US National Park Pass on a limited budget. The goal is to offer ideas, tips, tricks, reviews, side trips, and practical advice for seniors wanting to spend time in the outdoors. Pretty much anywhere, any season, any place, any level of experience. Right near home, or on the road.
Is this you?
-You are 62+ but don’t have a National Park Pass at all. Fix that dire situation this very minute by directing your eyes to this attractive spot and clicking on the orange flowering cactus.
-You recently picked up your National Park Senior Pass because someone said you were eligible, but haven’t figured out exactly what it’s good for, though you sure could use a little adventuring. How can you get going? Check out the Sleep Somewhere and All In A Day tabs on the menu right up top.
-You use your National Park Senior Pass so rarely you’ve forgotten where you put it. But now you have itchy feet and you’re getting the adventuring bug. Where do you begin? Look either in your old purse on the top shelf in the closet or at the back of the doo-dad drawer in the kitchen. Dig out the Pass and start browsing at DustyCarMuddyBoots.com. That would be right up top here^^^.
-You’re a savvy senior and flash your National Park Pass regularly. You habitually mosey through entrance booths at Park facilities, but you’ve been wondering if you could step it up and have an adventure that’s not something you’d normally think up. Maybe an idea or two? Dinosaur National Monument and nearby Petroglyphs? Oregon Cascades?
-You love love love your National Park Senior Pass, but you see other folks—young folks, old folks, and in between—doing all kinds of stuff in the outdoors that you don’t have experience doing. Could you do those activities too? If so, how? Try All In A Day, Gear Smarts, and Group Adventuring.
-You live and breathe your National Park Senior Pass and have it hanging from you rear view mirror in a Svarovski be-crystalled hanger you designed and stitched yourself or a leather case that used to display your thank-goodness-they’re-not-useful-any-more business cards. You have stories and ideas aplenty….. Need to plan a road trip using your National Park Senior Pass every day? Try using technology. You’d like to share? Add your wisdom in a comment.
And…about that National Park Pass…
-“I can go places, but I’m not super active any more. It would make me feel better if I could get out of the house and do some new things to add a little spice to my daily routine.” Try Exit And Explore? Group Adventures?
And, for most everybody, there’s the importance of budget limitations and the reality of lowered risk taking. Not to mention physical nuisances.
Yes to any of the above?
No problem: That’s exactly what we’re here for at Dusty Car, Muddy Boots.
Time to get going…. Browse, click, share.
Photo credits for your Senior National Park Pass. Featured image, Crater Lake in June: Public Domain by NPS/Dave Harrison. Top, Saguaro at night, Sonoran Desert National Monument: CC BY 2.0 by BLM via Flickr. Yosemite, Tioga Pass Entrance: CC BY-ND 2.0 by Eileen Rose via Flickr. Rafting on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River: CC BY 2.0 by BLM via Flickr. Snowshoeing, Hiking Group: CC BY-SA 2.0 by Bekassine via Flickr. Helicopter, Mountain Rescue: CC BY 2.0 by John Bolland via Flickr. Budget sign: CC BY-SA 2.0 by 401(k) 2012 via Flickr. Hiking at Lake Meredith: CC0 National Park Service.