Paid in Sunsets: A Park Rangers Story

Paid in Sunsets: A Park Rangers Story by David A. Dutton, polytekton 1941892302 9781941892305
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Paid in Sunsets: A Park Rangers Story is a humorous memoir of David A. Duttons life as a Federal Park Ranger. Park Rangers are called upon to do many dangerous things, like rappel down cliff faces to rescue stranded climbers, or cut fire lines in advance of raging forest infernos. Dutton didnt do those things. He spent thirty-one years sharing the natural world with others. This memoir retells the best of those experiences-bawdy encounters along the muddy Rio Grande, ghosts in a remote Southwest canyon, swimming with Great White sharks, tweezing pernicious Kentucky ticks off his body, carrying diarrhea out of the longest cave in the world, and getting pissed on by an indignant raccoon in a Mississippi backwater, to name a few. The memoir is about birth, life, and sometimes, death. Its about a journey-from being a greenhorn Park Ranger in New Mexico to becoming an ordained Senior Park Ranger in Mississippi, twenty years later. Paid in Sunsets: A Park Rangers Story pays homage to rangers as an emblem of ruggedness, individualism, and courage. But more importantly, the memoir shows that Park Rangers are ordinary people, too-men and women who put on uniforms and hats everyday, step into the crowd, and commit themselves to the idea of protecting Americas treasures for the benefit of future generations.

Author: David A. Dutton, polytekton

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 208

Publisher: Culicidae Press

Publication Date: 2016-12-08


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