National Parks week is this week…and, get a deal on a Senior Pass!

Wildflowers cover the hills in Carrizo Plain National Monument (BLM photo).

We are a couple of days into National Park Week, April 15–23- still time to visit nearby national parks like Yosemite, Pinnacles, Death Valley, Joshua Tree NPs and nearby national monuments like Ft. Ord NM near Monterey, Carrizo NM just west of Buttonwillow and many others. So, get out this weekend, or, plan your trips for the upcoming weeks! All these national parks and monuments are within a three to eight hour drive from San Joaquin County.

Wildflowers in Ft. Ord National Monoment are expected to be much more dramatic than these I saw a year ago!

Parks need you; your continued support ensures that the parks remain vibrant, relevant, and preserved for today and always. Help protect and celebrate America’s treasured places during National Park Week, April 15-23!

Federal Senior Pass?If you are a senior, 62+, and don’t have your national park’s senior pass – get it quick.  Just $10 at entrances to our national parks, or $20 on-line, it’s good for a lifetime – and gets you into all 59 national parks and many other federal lands (like national monuments) for free, and saves you half off on camping reservations. Over the last four years, we have saved close to $2,ooo with this pass. The National Park Service has announced that sometime later this year, the price will rise to $80 – so, act quickly!

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Get this America the Beautiful Senior Pass before the price increases later this year!

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