This Black Friday, Admission to Dozens of California State Parks Will Be Free

The special event was put into motion by Save the Redwoods League, a San Francisco–based nonprofit.

Rather than blindly following the angel for all your unnecessary shopping needs this Friday, a wonderful new alternative to fighting people for electronics has arrived: hiking.

Organized and spearheaded by the Save the Redwoods League nonprofit, passes allowing access to the forty-nine redwood state parks in California on November 27 have been made free (at the cost of an e-mail address). As pointed out by the LA Times, Mt. Rainier and Olympic national parks in Washington are presenting the same offer, thanks to Washington’s National Park Fund.

The initiative was inspired REI’s motion to give their workers Black Friday off as a sign of encouragement for people to go outside instead of shopping (#optoutside). So far, the program has received immense support, and a number of the parks involved have already sold out of their passes. You can see which parks are still available to visit and reserve your visit here.

(via Los Angeles Times)

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