Better than a tie! Discover Pass makes one dad happy on Father’s Day


Bob Schneider
Bob Schneider takes a lunch break during a recent hike. Photo: Bob Schneider

When Bob Schneider’s family asked him for a list of gift ideas for Father’s Day, one of his requests was a Discover Pass. So Schneider’s youngest son Jeff, age 27, bought the pass for his dad and one for himself.

Schneider and his older son, Steve, are taking the Basic Climbing Course from The Mountaineers. All three of the Schneiders like to hike Mt. Si, managed by DNR, and Wallace Falls State Park to get in shape for climbing.

Beginning July 1, the Discover Pass will give them access to nearly 7 million acres of state lands managed by DNR, State Parks, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Bothell man says he followed the Discover Pass legislation as it unfolded in the 2011 Legislative Session from both professional and personal perspectives.

Schneider is president and senior principal of the Lynnwood engineering firm, D. Hittle and Associates, Inc. Having worked on large, public utilities projects, he knows about the costs associated with managing public projects and the vandalism that occurs in many areas. As an avid outdoorsman, he also understands the importance of good, safe trails.

Climbing is the newest of Schneider’s outdoor pursuits. He also likes to hike, hunt, fish, downhill ski, and snowshoe. He’s also looking forward to putting in some volunteer time helping to maintain trails.

Reminder: Discover Pass required beginning Friday, July 1
Do you have your pass yet? You have several options to purchase a pass, including online, by phone, and at some state parks. Learn more at

Follow DNR on: Facebook Fan See us on Flickr Watch us YouTube Follow us on Twitter Follow DNR Fire Twitter Join in the DNR Forum