I bought a pass this year for the first time. The main reason was to be able to fish close to home with my 12-year old daughter. I fish the Cedar a lot, and although you can get away from the yahoos, it's really an urban experience that's not always enjoyable. And I always have a bad feeling in the back of my mind about the chance of my vehicle being broken into - never had that feeling at the tree farm. There's tons of skinny water and lakes that look great at least on paper at least. The NF looks fantastic from my scouting - although perhaps a little sterile. I've driven around a couple of times, once with the family, and once on my own. It's a vast area. Getting to the various rivers can be a challenge - there's not the helpful trails worn down to fishing access so some real bush whacking. But there is a sense of satisfaction getting to water that maybe no one has fished in years and may not fish again this season. Will it be worth it? We'll see at the end of the summer.