• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Rocky's Volunteer Sphere

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Lina busy creating our Volunteer Blog this summer
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Thank-you Lina!!!
Lina has moved on to another opportunity -- we have enjoyed the first season of the blog.

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Wild Basin & Longs Peak entrances
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Wild Basin & Longs Peak Volunteers - As the summer season begins to wind down, I had the chance to head up Mary's Lake Road to check in with volunteers stationed at the Wild Basin and Longs Peak ranger stations....

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Thank-you to all the wonderful volunteers at Rocky!
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VIP Appreciation events were a huge success -- thank-you everyone!

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Aspenglen Campground
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Campground Host Volunteers (August 8, 2014) - Campground hosts may well be the most outgoing group at Rocky. This trait is critical for a position that requires constant interaction with visitors from all over the country and the globe.

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Don Seedle, still smiling after many years as an Information Office and Rocky Volunteer!
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Information Office Volunteers (July 25, 2014) - You may be surprised to find out that the published phone number for Rocky doesn't lead to a dark spiral of automated voices and call menus.

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One of the many chorus frogs hopping around Rocky!
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Boreal Toad Research Volunteers (July 23, 2014) - Tadpoles, frogs, and toads, oh my! This week I had the chance to venture out with the resource stewardship's wildlife team to help with a boreal toad count...

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Johnnie Holzwarth at Holzwarth Ranch - 1935
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Holzwarth Historic Site Volunteers (July 14, 2014) - Five years after Carol Bell was originally assigned to a position at the Holzwarth Historic Site, she still finds herself working here, and returning happily season after season. In her words, she simply "fell in love" with the site. This group of volunteers shares that sentiment...

Discovery Center Volunteers (July 5, 2014) - Walking up to Moraine Park's Discovery Center, I heard the best thing that can be uttered when an adult is trying to hold a child's attention for an extended period of time: "That's so cool!" I rounded the corner...

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