There’s a bargain to be found in the woods this holiday season.
The San Francisco nonprofit Save the Redwoods League is offering free passes on Black Friday — Nov. 27 — to redwood parks from Monterey and Santa Cruz to the North Coast.
The idea is to offer individuals and families a chance to start a new Black Friday tradition by walking among big trees instead of big-box stores, the organization says.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz, Andrew Molera State Park in Big Sur and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Crescent City are among the 49 parks on the freebie list for one day only.
The alternative Black Friday movement started with outdoor retailer REI, which in October decided to close its 143 stores nationwide on that day and encourage Americans to #optoutside.
More than 900,000 people have signed on to the company’s online campaign.