Monthly Archives: April 2009

Meet Mr. Slug

Pacific Banana SlugAriolimax columbianusI found this little creature on the road as I walked to work this morning. You can’t tell it from the picture, but he is about 3.5″ long and about .5″ tall. Biggest slug I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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Back on Snowshoes

After almost three weeks of meetings, office work and a bit of office tension, I got back out on the ol’ MSRs and hit the trail from Paradise. Friday, since the last trek had been a while ago, I went … Continue reading

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Another Factor in Springtime…

Bearproofing the dumpsters! Raise your hand if you think these nylon straps are going to keep hungry black bears out of our trash? Especially since they (most likely) haven’t eaten all winter? I can’t wait to get a picture of … Continue reading

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Earth Day… A Look At Rainier’s Past

Today is Earth Day. We had a great afternoon’s program set up at the nearby elementary school. Not the usual resource-based program. Today, we had three of our park’s interpreters (Ranger Julia, whom you met earlier this week, Ranger Curt … Continue reading

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Sometimes we have to go OUT to look IN…

Yesterday afternoon I drove up to Seattle with a couple of coworkers to attend the preview of Ken Burn’s new series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Local PBS folks gave a nice introduction; Chip Jenkins (Superintendent, North Cascades National … Continue reading

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Meet Ranger Julia

Yes, Boots is still making noise when he comes home at night! But there is more intrigue than Boots to discuss…. But I’ll save that for another day. For now, meet Ranger Julia. She’s the lead interp ranger for the … Continue reading

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A Ways Away

I took this picture of the typical cloud cap of Rainier from north of Eatonville this afternoon on the way up to the city for some grocery and supply shopping.

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