ranger confidential living working and dying in the national parks

Download Book Ranger Confidential Living Working And Dying In The National Parks in PDF format. You can Read Online Ranger Confidential Living Working And Dying In The National Parks here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 9780762762682
Genre : Nature
File Size : 87. 3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 363
Read : 820

Download Now


For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 0762752637
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 33. 12 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 373
Read : 1235

Download Now


Recounts the experiences of the author while she was a national park ranger in locations across the United States.

Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 9780762762682
Genre : Nature
File Size : 25. 77 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 989
Read : 1001

Download Now


For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

A Park Ranger S Life

Author : Bruce W. Bytnar
ISBN : 9781604943450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 68. 96 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 906
Read : 1072

Download Now


What is a park ranger's life? A wild bear who favors Kentucky Fried Chicken A fugitive wanted in eight states A dog that saves his owner's life Wildland firefighters battling nature and fire A ghost haunting a colonial mansion Hikers who stay lost because they think searchers calling their names are wild animals Being willing to risk your life to make our parks safe and help preserve them for the future These are just a few experiences you will read about in "A Park Ranger's Life." Drawn from the thirty-two-year career of National Park Ranger Bruce W. Bytnar, you will discover what it takes to be a park ranger, what threats to visitors and resources they deal with on a daily basis, and what you can do to help protect and preserve our national heritage.

Death In Yellowstone

Author : Lee H. Whittlesey
ISBN : 9781570984396
Genre : Nature
File Size : 30. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 473
Read : 812

Download Now


Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.

Death Daring And Disaster

Author : Farabee Jr.
ISBN : 9781461661856
Genre : History
File Size : 29. 49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 366
Read : 293

Download Now


375 exciting tales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.

Haunted Hikes

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 9781595809858
Genre : Travel
File Size : 50. 22 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 456
Read : 181

Download Now


Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal events! Take a walk on the creepy side of North America's National Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the National Park Service, has written a thoroughly investigated yet often tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, most mysterious places inside North America's National Parks. Lankford shares such eerie tales as John Brown's haunting of Harper's Ferry, the disembodied legs that have been seen running around inside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center, and the "wailing woman" who roams the trail behind the Grand Canyon Lodge. Lankford also uncovers paranormal activities park visitors have experienced, such as the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside Big Thicket National Preserve and the teenage bigfoot who rolled a park service campground with toilet paper. She also reports on long-forgotten unsolved murders, such as the savage stabbing of a young woman on Yosemite's trail to Mirror Lake, and the execution style shooting of two General Motors executives at Crater Lake. The witnesses to the supernatural occurrences are highly credible people-rangers, park historians, river guides, and the like-and each tale has factual relevance to the cultural or natural history of the park. Haunted Hikes provides readers with all the information they need: for each hike: a "fright factor rating" is listed along with trailhead access information, detailed trail maps, and hike difficulty levels. Most of the haunted sites included in the book can be reached by the average hiker, some are wheelchair accessible, and others are for intrepid backpackers willing to make multi-day treks into wilderness areas. Intriguing photographs of many sites are included. Haunted Hikes is sure to satisfy readers looking for those spine-tingling moments when you begin to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we are not alone.

Top Download:

Best Books