Beyond the Bend in the Trail: Wildlife Tales and Lifestyle Oddities of a National Park Ranger Couple (Paperback)
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Beyond the Bend in the Trail
Wildlife Tales and Lifestyle Oddities of a National Park Ranger Couple
Dr. G. Nelson, EdD. National Park Ranger life: unconventional? Endearing beyond belief critters? Even subterfuge?
It's 1990. A newbie ranger. A na ve wilderness lifestyle quest. A Conservation career launched in an unlikely urban National Historical Park. A marriage to her equally defiant, critter focused, looks the image, red bearded, mountain man supervisor. A national award earning Park Interpreter, Tour Ranger, Conservation Teacher, Environmental Educator. Her realm? Thirty years of National Park worthy Eastern mountains, rivers, seashores, and history, obsessed with wild creatures and beloved rescue kitties. Priorities? Critters before career, barefoot over boots. Ranger life on her own terms. At stake, from front line to regional leadership? Her irreverent innocence. Will she make a difference? Stand up for vegan, non-violence, critters always win ideals, yet still fit in at both wilderness and less backcountry parks? Sound like a dream career? That's her plan. More than a memoir. Animal enchanted, preservation minded, outdoor oriented, National Park lovers, travel dreamers, and armchair ex-hippies will love her tale of little known, unpredictable, downright odd, dual career ranger life. An eccentric, even for a ranger, you won't believe what the furball does next, sumptuously illustrated adventure novel. With attitude.