New Job at Daniel Boone National Forest

Well folks, I am pleased to announce that I will be heading down to Kentucky for a Forest Service job next month. I will be a lead backcountry ranger intern working in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. A portion of the Gorge is designated as the Clifty Wilderness, with some 12,600 acres of rugged … Continue reading New Job at Daniel Boone National Forest

Back in Connecticut

Sorry for the delay, but I am back and mostly settled-in. October seemed to fly-by, and as I was preparing to leave Missouri, my supervisor, Big John the Badass, was leaving for his new job managing wilderness areas out in Colorado. http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah141/DuirOnnCrataegus/USFS-MTNF/USFSRPMW12_zpsmcykwjcu.jpg At the summit of Rock Pile Mtn, Rock Pile Mtn Wilderness I want … Continue reading Back in Connecticut

Wilderness Skills Institute 2016

Hey guys, I'm back from spending 5 days at Pisgah National Forest for the Wilderness Skills Institute. The WSI is an educational collaboration of the US Forest Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, and other conservancy organisations and volunteer groups. Now, I know what you're probably thinking...you're contemplating that I was out … Continue reading Wilderness Skills Institute 2016

A New Beginning

Well folks, it's official: in this follow-up post to my 'Update 2016' article, it is my great pleasure to announce to you all that I will be heading down to Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri for a 6 month Wilderness Ranger internship with the Student Conservation Association. I just got the confirmation call today … Continue reading A New Beginning

Yuletide Winter Hike on the Ives’ Trail

This post is a month overdue, but nevertheless here it is. On my bush-biking trip I had mentioned a desire to come back in winter for a snowshoeing trek  along the continuation of the Ives' up Spruce Mtn, Pine Mtn, through Hemlock Hills Open Space and then to the Bennett's Pond Trail System. Well, in … Continue reading Yuletide Winter Hike on the Ives’ Trail