ADVENTURE PASS INFORMATION
Cost: $5
per day; $30 per year.
Fine: Up to $100 if caught without pass.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

WHERE TO GET A PASS

Brea
Sport Chalet
2500 E. Imperial
Hwy., Suite 150
(714)255-0132

Cleveland National Forest
El Carso Visitor Center.
Call for hours of operation
Ortega Hwy, next to El Cariso Fire Station
(909)678-3700

Corona
Trabuco Ranger District,
1147 E. 6th St.
(909} 736-1811

Costa Mesa
Adventure 16
1959 Harbor Blvd
(714) 650-3301

Fountain Valley
Sportmart
9069 Warner Ave.
(714)847-0400

Fullerton
Sportmart
1515 S. Harbor Dr.
(714)680-4700

Huntington Beach
Sport Chalet
16242 Beach Blvd.
(714)848-0988

Irvine
Sport Chalet
2983 Michelson Dr.,
(714)476-9555

Lake Elsinore
Lookout Roadhouse
32107 Ortega Hwy.
(909)678-9010

Ortega Market
15887 Grand Ave.
(909) 678-3113

Ortega Trail Recreation
252 Main St.
(909)674-6941

Mission Viejo
REI
25732 El Paseo
(714)348-1400

Sport Chalet
27551 Puerta Real
(714)582-3363

Sportmart
25642 El Paseo
(714)448-8500

Santa Ana
REI
1411 S. Villiage Way
(714) 543-4142

Sportmart
3900 S. Bristol
(714)751-9912

Silverado
Shadybrook Country Store
29442 Silverado Canyon Rd
(714)649-2082

Trabuco Canyon
Trabuco General Store
31021 Trabuco Canyon
(714)858-1711

For more intormation on the National Forest Adventure Pass, call the Trabuco Ranger District at (909)736-1811, or write to: 1147 E. 6th St., Corona, CA. 91719.

Comments
To give comments about the program, call (909) 855-1646 or write to: National Forest Headquarters, 1824 Commercenter Circle, San Bernardino, CA., 92408. Fax: (909)383-5767.

Or check out the National Forest Region 5 Web site: http://www.r5.pswfs.gov

ADVENTURE PASS INFORMATION

Here's the scoop from Michelle Schultz at the EI Cariso Visitor Center;

Q: Do I need the pass if I’m camping?
A: If you’re staying at a campground, you just pay the $8. You don’t add the Adventure Pass unless you hike elsewhere.

Q: Where else are they doing this program?
A: A lot of the other national forests are looking into it but haven't started a fee program yet.

Q: If I stop in the park and just look, do I need a pass?
A: Technically yes, but if you're just stopping for two seconds, it’s up to the ranger. It's hard for them to tell it you've been stopped for a minute or hiking for a longtime.

Q: Why don’t they charge the minute you cross through?
A: We can't because a lot of people commute through here. We can't do what a lot of the parks do and charge entrance fees.

Q: How does itwork for motorcycles?
A: We're still working that out but for now we use stickers that go with the annual pass.

"It’s a test project, and they really want people's comments and want to know what people think,"said Schultz., 30, of Costa Mesa. "I'm sure they'll make some changes."

From the September 23, 1997 edition of the Orange County Register.