Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: delta, bc, Canada.
Interest: This and That
My intention was not to parse words (fee or pass) but to advise WCT hikers of new "charge" that awaits them. Interested parties can debate the pros and cons of instituting the National park Pass.
As a point of information, hikers on the WCT did not always have to purchase a pass. Only in Trump world is paying for a pass that you did not have to pay before, a savings.