WATCHING FOR ROCKS
ALONG THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE
Rocks have always fascinated me --- so much so, in fact, that a few years ago I walked away from a 20-year career as a registered nurse, willingly crawled across the broken glass of calculus and physics, and obtained a degree in geology. When I graduated from Southern Utah University I started living my dream, working as an interpretive ranger with the National Park Service.
This blog leaped to life in the spring of 2010 after I accepted my third seasonal job with NPS. It was at Katmai National Park and Preserve in southwest Alaska, somewhere I probably would never have gone if I had not been offered a job. It was definitely the experience of a lifetime - not only did I get to live in Alaska for five months but I got paid for it. When I returned home to southwest Utah I just could not stop writing.
Working as a seasonal interpretive ranger with the National Park Service has allowed me to travel and work in locations such as Alaska, Arizona, Utah and Wyoming, searching out places of geological uniqueness and writing about what I have discovered. I go wherever the rocks are.
This blog is for everyone who has ever gazed at the world around them – from massive mountains to the tiniest grain of sand and everything in between - and wondered, “What is that? How did that get there?”
I hope you enjoy the adventure!
Contact me: watchingforrocks (at) gmail (dot) com