It's no surprise to me, although I am surprised it took them this long to raise the fee. In discussions about the pass before it's inception, my comment was, yeah 25 bucks may seem ok, but it will cost more down the road. I'm kind of ambivalent about it now. I've bought 2 or 3, some years my pass is way over do. I'm just not seeing much difference since it's inception, besides more rangers to patrol the area. I will say this, if some of the money goes to fighting forest fires, that would make me feel better. I've seen homes destroyed by wildfires and I would be glad to help with those efforts, even if it's in other states.