When The Camper Is Rockin’……

There could be a black bear pushing it. At least, that’s what happened some mornings ago. I was so excited to sleep in, since it was my weekend, but was woken up at 6:10 am. I had just rolled over and noticed the camper was shaking a little more than normal. Then I heard a…

Summer 2018 Employment

Life is weird. I have a hard time processing just how lucky I am. I have a great guy, family, and friends who support me. It’s been a very stressful winter, with the worry of finding a job. Through a lot of hard work, I got a job this summer only 2.5 hours from home!…

Shutdown Thoughts

This website and blog post represent my opinions and do not represent the opinions of the National Park Service. I’m unemployed. Nothing new about that though, I’ve been unemployed since September 2017. As competition increases, and funding decreases, many people work seasonally (6 months) for the National Park Service. Getting an available position for the…

#FindYourPark and Treat It Well

The National Park Service campaign to encourage people to find their park is working; if not working maybe too well. Visitation to many of the parks has steadily increased over the last few years. As someone who loves the idea of the National Park Service (NPS) and what it shares I think its a good thing. It’s hard to support or take care of something that doesn’t have meaning to you.

Make The Most of Your National Park Visit

I want to warn you that I am not an expert in traveling, nor do I think myself an expert in anything. As a National Park Ranger, I have noticed a few things that visitors seem to not know when visiting National Parks. When I meet upset visitors while working I do my best to…

Thinking About 2017

As I have been thinking about what all happened in 2017, I’ve come to realize that I really can’t complain that much. I moved forward a lot in my personal life, and even though I didn’t step forward in my career, I didn’t move backward either. It’s all about perspective right? 2017 started off with…