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Some day…

Many years ago when I worked for the C&O Canal National Historical Park in Maryland, I had an interesting conversation with a co-worker, Lorraine.  I always enjoyed talking to Lorraine, because she was one of the kindest people I knew. “So Lorraine, how long until retirement?” “I only have one…

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Youth in conservation

“You were a Park Ranger?  My son wants to become a Park Ranger, can you talk with him?” Such is the conversation I’m having with a woman I met on the trail last summer in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  It’s a common question I get when people found out I…

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National parks for all?

“….to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” — Organic Act of 1916 When national parks…

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An orange moon

While doing dishes at the kitchen sink in our Nederland home, I love gazing out the back window looking at the tops of Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak.  It always gives me a sense of awe and reminds me of why I love living in the mountains so much. But…

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