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August 2016

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Flash Flood!

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The lightning flashed in the dark night sky — bursts of light illuminating the Flatiron mountains. We couldn’t tell exactly where the series of thunderstorms were but figured we would encounter them somewhere along Boulder Canyon on our drive home to Nederland.  We didn’t have to wait…

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Mountain festivals

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Driving into town, the white tents dotted the park in a perfect square.  People milled about, families with children, tourists from afar, motorcyclists and cyclists alike.  At the west end, a large stage loomed over the festivities.  What’s a mountain town in summer without a festival?…

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What’s a Park Ranger?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Note:  In honor of the NPS centennial, I’m publishing a piece I wrote in 2002 while working at Cape Cod National Seashore. What’s a Park Ranger? “What’s a Park Ranger?”  That is the question I am asked by a 7-year old girl scout at the visitor…

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Happy Birthday NPS!

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn On a blisteringly hot day in Washington,  DC one hundred years ago, a most special government agency was born.  One that would infinitely change my life and the lives of so many people around America. On 9 p.m., on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed…

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