Poems and Interest Piqued
July 02, 2013
You know what's really cool about this job? People come from everywhere to see Exit Glacier. It's that wonderful. Visitors will come into the nature center raving about the glacier. It's great to hear their perspectives; it's really made me appreciate the glacier much more. Plus, I love learning about new places. We share our glacier, and they talk about their homes. It's interesting to see how my home compares and contrasts to the visitors' homes.
It's quiet as you
Losing 135 Feet
In a land that is so
-Robin McKnight, Interpretation YCC
So far working at Exit Glacier has been rewarding. I Guess you could hardly call it work, for the most part. I've already learned so much about the park and glacier being around and listening to the rangers. Roving in particular is entertaining. For instance, today I saw a young moose cow. It was pretty awesome.
Once, when I was roving, I went to the toe of the glacier with ranger Marc Swanson. This trip piqued my interest in the glacier and ice field. Littered at the toe were hundreds of tiny, old-looking pieces of wood. Marc told me about a stump found down on the outwash plain that had been carbon-dated as 800 years old. Considering that, how old was this wood?
-Griffin Plush, Interpretation YCC
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