And FWIW, a regular annual pass (the American The Beautiful pass) is $80 already, so $100 to have it separate from all this nonsense is fine by me. Roll it into one with our state parks pass, which is $50, and maybe the CoSARS card would be sweet. Just one thing to renew annually.
BTW, they went out of their way to shut off the website. Other shutdown units, like JPL, just put a note up on their site that says it won't be maintained during the shutdown but all the existing information was left.
"Federal Government Shutdown
Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not being updated. We also cannot respond to comments/questions. We sincerely regret this inconvenience."