While it may seem to defy reason that one would need a permit to visit the outdoors, such is the reality of the world in which we live. It may, then, come as some consolation that several permits issued by the state can be had at a discount, if you act quickly. Zach Urness at the Statesman has more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2014/12/06/five-deals-outdoor-permits/19788995/