Since 1992 my world has changed about every six months. As a seasonal park ranger I usually work only six months of the year during late spring, summer and early fall. And, I work in some of the most beautiful places in the world, still limited to U.S.A.
Mount Saint Helens 1992
I started my career as a park ranger naturalist while attending WWU during the early 1990s after I’d taken a class in Interpretation. My internship was a summer at Mount Saint Helens National Monument 12 years after the big eruption. After graduation, I returned for four more summers to learn and share the never ending stories of Mt St. Helens, a landscape in amazing recovery. I found it almost unbelievable to see the subtle changes that occurred daily.
When the mountain blew on May 18, 1980 I was planning a wedding in Illinois. Where were you?
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