A new generation of employees representing the long proud heritage of The National Park Service! Sherri and Gwen (sp?) I can not say enough good things about the wonderful salt of the earth NPS employees I have had the chance to interact with in the back-country of our National Parks.
Moms and Dads do not let your kids grow up to be politicians.
Note: This was written at a time when the NPS was making sure no one was within National Wilderness Areas within their jurisdictions during the 2013 government shutdown. Heard that technically folks could not even walk from Independence Ave. to Constitution Ave. across the lawn of the Capital Mall because the government says it is technically shut down. Hmmm Constitution, Independence, the Peoples' Lawn, thought provoking? I wonder what they are going to do about any climbers half way up the Nose Route in Yosemite, bivouacked on the Exum Ridge, or camping in the deep back country of Denali?
When humans are involved things certainly can get complicated. ;-).
End of humor and back to the simplicity of nature: