Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America's National Parks

Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America's National Parks

by Jim Burnett
ISBN-10:
1589791916
ISBN-13:
9781589791916
Pub. Date:
02/10/2005
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN-10:
1589791916
ISBN-13:
9781589791916
Pub. Date:
02/10/2005
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America's National Parks

Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America's National Parks

by Jim Burnett

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Overview

Amusing and informative, Hey Ranger! teaches as it entertains with tales of boat ramp misadventures, lost Afghani campers, encounters with wild animals, dumb crooks, and more. One chapter, "Tales from the Wild Side," brings together unusual incidents from National Park Service reports, and the concluding essay, "Don't Be a Victim of Your Vacation," advises visitors on how to avoid being a story on the evening news.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589791916
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2005
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 323,220
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

A veteran of thirty years as a National Park Service ranger, Jim Burnett worked at eight parks all across the United States, including Grand Canyon, Glacier, Lake Mead and Buffalo River before retiring as chief ranger at Colonial National Historical Park. Author of several articles in national periodicals, he now lives near Athens, Texas.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Introduction1
1Setting the Stage: Lake Mead National Recreation Area4
2The Snakes Aren't Always in the Grass7
3Leave It to the Beaver14
4"Knock, Knock, Who's There?"19
5"Head for the Hills"25
6"Can You Hear Me Now?"31
7"Back It Up Right Here"40
8"There's a Burglary at the Marina"49
9Too Hot to Handle53
10Setting the Stage: Buffalo National River59
11Don't Feed the Skunks61
12"Thousands of Chickens"70
13"Ranger, We Lost, We Lost!"77
14At the End of Their Rope88
15Sometimes, Chicken Soup Is Not Good for the Ranger's Soul94
16Setting the Stage: Glacier National Park99
17"Mister, It's Not Too Late"101
18Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!109
19Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink119
20Setting the Stage: Colonial National Historical Park124
21"Excuses, Excuses"126
22Pomp and Circumstances130
23Setting the Stage: Grand Canyon National Park139
24"You Can See It All When We Get Home"142
25"I Can't Find the Bridge"145
26"Let It Down Slowly"149
27Setting the Stage: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial152
28Hockey Pucks in the Chicken Coop155
29Serious Basketball Country159
30Where There's Smoke162
31Crime Still Doesn't Pay171
32You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers181
33Tales from the Wild Side188
34Don't Be a Victim of Your Vacation198
AppendixSources of Additional Information219
Books and Videos219
Organizations and Government Agencies220
Acknowledgments223
Sources Quoted225
How to Contact the Author227
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