I’ve been in the lower 48 states for the past four weeks after spending May through part of October in Alaska at Katmai National Park and Preserve. As I begin to have time to process my last summer job with the National Park Service; I am pleasantly surprised at how positive/up-beat my posts were. I struggled like I normally do with anxiety and homesickness and … Continue reading Looking Back, While Moving Forward
Well, here we are, the first full week of September. My countdown is getting smaller, and the days have been flying by! I haven’t been spending too much time in the backcountry these last few weeks, but I’ve been busy in the office. I really enjoy what I’m doing, even if sitting in the office all day gets tiring. Today I head out to Brooks Camp … Continue reading And She’s Off!
Hi people! I missed you guys, did you miss me? I know I haven’t blogged in awhile. My schedule has been rather busy and as always, I struggle with forming sentences from my thoughts. My parents asked me recently, “Are you sure you’re working and not on some summer long trip?” It really does seem that way. I have completed at least three back-country trips … Continue reading Are you sure you’re working?
It was my second time ever flying in a helicopter and I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. What I wasn’t expecting was what was going to be there when I stepped out that door. I knew what we were doing, the Changing Tides team just anesthetized a collared bear for sampling and measurements and I was there to document it. I … Continue reading It Wasn’t What I Expected
3 weeks in Alaska 2 weeks of training 1 visit to the park Just for a moment on Friday, I felt like I was actually doing my job and working. There was no more training, no more trips, and I could focus on researching for a post on the Katmai Terrane Blog. I got excited about the possibilities of what to focus on and how … Continue reading Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop