Many of you may be aware that in recent years I have worked as a seasonal park ranger for the National Park Service. Moreover, I am anticipating doing so again this summer, the intransigence of our United States Congress notwithstanding.
Last year I worked at Katmai National Park in southwest Alaska, hiking in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and directing human traffic to avoid brown bears that were more intent on devouring salmon than people.
In 2009, I spent my first season as a park ranger at Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah among 1000-year-old bristlecone pines and 50-million-year-old lakebed sediments.
This week I accepted a 2011 NPS job at a different park, and am beyond excited to be spending the summer there. But, just where is there? Where Will Nina Work?
Enter the contest to guess where I will be working! I will post frequent clues on this blog. To make it easy for you, clues will be taken directly from the park’s website. OK, well, most of them will. Some clues will pop directly out of my head.
Submit your contest entry as a comment. You can win!!!
If you already know where I will be working (because I already told you – and I know who you are), you can still participate! Just suggest some clues in the comments section of the posts.
Are you ready to put on your detective hats! Here are the first clues:
1)This park is home to a large variety of wildlife. Look for bears, wolves, elk, and buffalo.
2) Visitors often say they come here to experience the “idea” of the national parks.
You can find information about all the national parks here.