Looking Back, While Moving Forward

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

And She’s Off!

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┬áI head out to Brooks Camp … Continue reading And She’s Off!

Are you sure you’re working?

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 Wasn’t What I Expected

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

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

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