The U.S. National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea” and have been the sites of millions of travel adventures of people around the world. Now read the stories of travel adventures of those who know the parks best: NPS employees and rangers.
One hundred years ago the National Park Service was born. Since then, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving America’s public lands, which today number more than four hundred. Each career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element among those who serve in the National Park Service: each person has plenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America’s most special places.
These one hundred true stories from NPS employees and volunteers across the nation make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone.
Bryanna Plog is one of the dozens of contributors to The Wonder of It All, sharing a story from a summer working in Katmai National Park. “Going Off Trail” is a pleasant addition to the variety of stories from America’s national parks.
Start your adventure here in what will likely become a collector’s item celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.