Ranger Confidential

Ranger Confidential

Ranger Confidential

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.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Andrea Lankford
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2010-04-02
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780762762682


A Park Ranger S Life

A Park Ranger S Life

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bruce W. Bytnar
Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 241 Pages
ISBN : 9781604943450


Nature Noir

Nature Noir

A nature book unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded -- brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures. In unflinchingly honest prose, he reveals the unexpectedly dark underbelly of patrolling and protecting public lands.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Jordan Fisher Smith
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2006-05-03
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780547526492


National Park Ranger A K A Bleeding Green Grey

National Park Ranger A K A Bleeding Green Grey

National Park Ranger, a.k.a., “Bleeding Green & Grey” tells the stories that cover well beyond just the numerous and sometimes daily heroic deeds that other present park ranger books more than adequately validate. However, these new true-life tales not only embrace such topics as the customary high adventure cases, the sometimes humorous park visitors, and the dealing with the unfortunate death & mayhem; but now include various accounts of handling previously considered taboo matters such as limited budgets, hiring difficulties, increasing outside agency assists, and unfortunately, politics and bureaucracy. Also, something rather different in dealing with the typical stoical federal government, author Greg Moss actually enjoys to not only show the amusement side of dealing with the unusual park visitor actions, but also pokes fun of himself or other park staff. All those emergency life-or-death call-out operations and boring administrative meetings don’t go off quite as smoothly as most other books on park rangers currently portray, or even totally ignore. This author uses a lot of dry humor, satire, and sarcasm in his book which makes you laugh out loud, scratch your head, and say, “Really? Is that true?”

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Genre : Nature
Author : Gregory W. Moss
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2011-12-19
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9781468525847


The Royal Ranger The Missing Prince

The Royal Ranger The Missing Prince

International bestselling author John Flanagan returns to world of Ranger's Apprentice in the fourth installment of the Royal Ranger series starring Maddie, Will Treaty's fearless young apprentice. Will Treaty and his apprentice, Maddie have been urgently summoned to Castle Araluen. When they arrive they learn a shocking truth: the Prince of Gallica is missing--and the King of Gallica has asked for help. All reports suggest that the young prince has been taken prisoner by the dangerous and powerful Baron Joubert de Lassigny. King Duncan knows that sending troops to Gallica to rescue the prince could start a war, as could openly helping Gallica resolve internal convict. But there's another way to save the prince: the Ranger Corps. Soon, Will and Maddie are on the road to rescue the missing prince, disguised as father and daughter jongleurs. Maddie will have to use her knifethrowing skills to keep up her disguise, and her ranger's apprentice training to complete the mission. But going undercover is dangerous--and the road presents its own hazards. Can she and Will use all their talents to save the prince, or will the arrogant Baron uncover their plans and put their lives, and their kingdom, at risk? Internationally bestselling author of the Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband series, John Flanagan returns in the captivating next installment of the Royal Ranger series: The Royal Ranger: The Missing Prince. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques's Redwall, and George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones! Praise for The Missing Prince: "Flanagan builds suspense with well-practiced skill . . . . Tension increases right up to the last page." --Booklist

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : John F. Flanagan
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-11-03
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780593113479


Ranger Up

Ranger Up

'Ranger UP' gives the reader a behind the scene glimpse into the real life adventures of our multi-talented National Park Rangers that work in our parks across the U.S. This collection of true short stories includes high adventure incidents from all of the major disciplines of Protection Rangers which include Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Fire and Emergency Management, while also providing the reader with advice on how to stay safe when visiting our National Parks. These stories will play on all of your emotions, they will "amaze you, entertain you, make you mad, and make you cry". Protection Rangers are known as the "Danger Rangers" of the National Park Service, the wide variety diciplines they are responsible for make the job extremely challenging, but also provide for plenty of exciting adventures. One minute you may be on a life threating law enforcement incident, the next hanging off of a cliff saving a life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Richard E. (Rick) Brown
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2010-02-02
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 1449017797


Hey Ranger

Hey Ranger

In his thirty years with the National Park Service, Jim Burnett has seen it all: boat ramp mishaps that have sent cars into the water; skunks in the outhouse and bears at the dumpster; visitors looking for the bridge over the Grand Canyon.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jim Burnett
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 227 Pages
ISBN : 1589791916


Seasonal Disorder

Seasonal Disorder

Claiming there's too much to explore and discover in Glacier National Park than can be done in one season, Park Ranger Pat Hagan returns every summer, year after year. While some people suffer from Season Affective Disorder (SAD), Hagan says he suffers from Seasonal Disorder (SD), a type of depression that results during the remaining seasons--which are: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction. From the hilarious to the tragically ludicrous, Hagan's tales of his many years of service in Glacier National Park will have you holding your sides with laughter--and fearing for his sanity at the same time.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Pat Hagan
Publisher : Big Earth Publishing
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 148 Pages
ISBN : 1555663745


Best Of Backpacker 2010

Best Of Backpacker 2010

The backcountry is full of great stories, and we’re proud to bring you this collection of some of our favorites. From urban hiking in Los Angeles to a backpacker’s first taste of hunting, in every way, these stories exemplify the power of quality writing and the transformative experience of the outdoors. Table of Contents Higher Love Forty years after his own adolescent ascent of the Arctic’s Mt. Chamberlin, the author returns with his 13-year-old daughter. But on this father-child epic, glaciers and grizzlies may be the least of the hazards. By John Harlin Above It All When John Muir said that a “proper” wilderness experience requires at least two weeks of backpacking, he probably didn’t foresee two Speedo-clad brothers hiking around the Sierra Nevada’s 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, occasionally hitching into town for burritos and beer. Still, we’re sure Muir would have approved of circling America’s largest alpine lake on foot. By Charles Bethea Utterly, Hopelessly, Truly Lost Not lawyer-approved: We blindfolded navigation novice Jim Thornton and dropped him by bushplane in the middle of Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Then it started snowing. By Jim Thornton Fish Story Imagine an Alaska paradise with trout bigger than your leg, bears and caribou traipsing by camp, and no people—except your good friends. This place exists. We have proof. We can’t tell you where it is, but we can tell you how to get there. By Jonathan Dorn America’s Worst Trail: A Love Story Got health insurance? You’ll need it for a hike on Vermont’s famously rugged Long Trail, according to our Green Mountains junkie, who reflects on what makes this 273-mile path the country’s most frustrating hike—and why he can’t stay away. By David Hiscoe Killer Hike When a lifelong backpacker decides to shoot a deer, will he lose touch with the wilderness he loves—or get closer to it? By Bruce Barcott Ranger Confidential What really happens when you land the best job in the outdoors? In this tell-all, a former national park ranger dishes on cleaning up after dead climbers, saving wimpy hikers, policing nudists, and witnessing wilderness miracles. By Andrea Lankford The Big Parade Two days. Forty-two miles. More than 10,000 feet of elevation gain. In Los Angeles? Here’s how one visionary (OK, a slightly obsessed backpacker) started a local-hikes revolution in the epicenter of urban sprawl. By Dan Koeppel My F*&^ing Family We like to think that a camping trip can bring anyone together—even three siblings harboring five decades’ worth of betrayals, resentments, and maybe one case of semi-accidental poisoning. Will a backpacking trip in the Rockies bring this family together—or tear them apart? By Steve Friedman High Note Lots of musicians perform charity concerts. Very few climb mountains and play on top. And only one—Mike Peters of The Alarm—has staged a fundraiser on Mt. Kilimanjaro’s 19,341-foot summit. The two-time cancer survivor is on a mission to fight the disease, and if he has to gasp for air between verses, so be it. Join Peters, plus friends from the Fixx, the Stray Cats, Gin Blossoms, and Squeeze, for the world’s highest show. By Nick Heil The Last Best Place Hikers have long sought hidden trails, secret valleys and lush, untouched mountain meadows. A young man discovered such a place deep in California’s Sierra 38 years ago. Eight years later, in 1983, he wrote about the place and submitted it to BACKPACKER. Then he disappeared. The story never ran, because we didn’t think it was true—until now. By Eddie Oglander

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Backpacker Magazine
Publisher : Active Interest Media
Release : 2013-09-01
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN :


So You Want To Become A Park Ranger

So You Want To Become A Park Ranger

So You Want To Become a National Park Service Seasonal Interpretative Park Ranger? is for those who want to know the process to become a ranger and to realize the daily experiences of a seasonal interpretative park ranger.

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Genre : Reference
Author : Richard Boyer
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2010-01-13
Total Pages : 86 Pages
ISBN : 9781450019187