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Mt. Rainier played host to a wonderful summer season of meaningful connections and vibrant beauty. The experience could not have been more perfect. The ribbon that tied this beautiful gift together was the entire staff, in particular, the team of interpreters I had the pleasure...

Established as a national park in 1899, before the National Park Service was created in 1916, Mount Rainier National Park is a prized jewel of the Pacific Northwest. 2 million people visit annually, most coming between the months of July and August.  Ranger programs began...

Less than a year ago, I was selecting classes for my spring 2018 semester with the intent to graduate. I was 2 courses away from graduation. Due to the unavailability of a second class in spring and summer, graduation was postponed until fall. What was I...

As the MOSAICS internship is coming to a close, and my time in Rocky Mountain in nearing an end, I'd like to review my time here and where I'll be going forward.  Overall, I've learned a lot in my weeks here in the Park, especially...

Going over the last 11 weeks I been here in Coronado National Memorial, I have learned many new things that will help in my future in the Geosciences. This summer has a been a a very important time for me. I have learned a lot...

Over the course of the last 12 weeks I have participated in a number of projects for the NPS; however, my primary task has been to conduct field work and write the preliminary report for a study on the effects of deer browse in the...

It's a great hike!" About seven and a half miles round-trip, 3000 feet of elevation gain. No problem. You'll only reach the saddle, but you can do a ten-minute scramble to reach the peak. "A scramble?" I thought to myself. Being from Florida, I'm not familiar with mountain...

August 2, 2018 For the past few weeks, Karl and I have been tracking 7 Western Pond Turtles in Redwood Creek. Using the transmitters attached to their shells, we can get a pretty good idea of their whereabouts, and sometimes, if we're lucky (and quiet enough),...

This past week, I've teamed up with the The Point Reyes Fisheries Crew (and their Mosaics intern, Katlyn!) to collect data that can help determine population numbers of Coho in Redwood Creek. [caption id="attachment_8388" align="alignnone" width="768"] Mosaics Intern Katlyn![/caption] This time of year in the creek, Coho...