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Struggling with Chauvinism

July 9, 2016

Life Unscripted

One of our seasonal rangers is a tiny (petite is too mild a word) college sophomore.  She’s a hard worker, she’s game to try anything (well, almost anything) and she’s glad to have a job as a summer ranger.

Last evening she came by out of the campground driving the truck and she was sweating to beat the band. I mean she was soaking! The rangers are often doing things that we are unaware of — cleaning trails, felling trees, lopping branches — you name it — and I often ask what it they’ve been up to.  So I initially thought nothing about the question.

Construction Workers Looking at Roof July 1999

It turns out she had been shoveling gravel;  lots of gravel;  and then even more gravel.  You see our neighbor down the road from the campground gave permission to the CORPS and one of the local equestrian groups to build an equestrian trail across his…

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