Monthly Archives: August 2017

National Park Discover Pass

National Park Discover Pass, Jesse Tam. There’s a few days remaining to obtain the Discover Pass  for Seniors before the price increase.  There are 417 national parks in the US and if you’re 62 or older, $10 will get you into all of them for the rest of your life.  Senior pass is a great way to see the national parks and save on entrance fees prior to rate increase from $10 to $80 starting August 28.  Get the pass at the NPS station or apply online with a service fee.  Here’s more info to get pass online

Congress approved the National Park Service Centennial Act in December 2016, which raises fees and sets up an endowment to help pay for projects and visitor services.  The senior pass requires US permanent residents or citizen.  Great time to begin the journey and to explore the outdoors and trails in our region.

The best time to see new places and plan for a day trip, weekend get a way or longer road trips and visit campgrounds and our National Parks region.  Check out the programs, visitor centers and ranger trail hikes before you go.

Thanks for reading, Jesse



Soaring Heat Wave Ahead

Stay hydrated with soaring heat wave ahead this week,  Jesse Tam. Temperature  in the region will soar beginning Wednesday though Friday and will reach triple digits in the Pacific Northwest.  The heat wave in the Emerald City is currently one of the longest streaks on record since June 18 without measurable precipitation on record.

Seattle has only had three days of 100-plus-degree heat, all in July from records dating to 1894

  • July 29, 2009: 103 degrees
  • July 20, 1994: 100 degrees
  • July 16, 1941: 100 degrees

Tips to beat the heat

  • Stay hydrated even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Wear light-colored clothing to stay cool.
  • Take breaks if you are outside, and find shade when you feel hot.
  • Always “look before you lock” your car to make sure you haven’t left your kids or furry friends in the backseat.
  • Check on your friends and neighbors that are susceptible to summer heat.

Remember to walk pet early or in the evening.   Watch the hot pavements, have plenty of water and find shaded areas during the summer heat.  Stay connected   Thanks for reading   Jesse