After Max and I left Big Bear, we head up to Yosemite. After a long day of driving, we arrived around four in the afternoon. Lucky for us, a campsite just opened up that day so there were spots available. We decided to stay a few nights.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, a goal of mine is to meet woman across the United States in different professions and introduce them to you. Ultimately, I look forward to the opportunity to put them together in a book. I was lucky enough to meet five park rangers and do a photoshoot with them. I also spent some time interviewing the more seasoned veteran of the group, Michele.
I checked in to camp and told them about my project. I was thrilled to hear that all of them were on board with it and agreed to be photographed. That night I set up camp and Max and I decided to relax after a long day of driving. The next morning, we woke up and took some pictures of the ladies on duty.
Throughout the day, people were checking in to camp and I considered myself lucky that I got there in time before the entire site filled up. Shortly after I arrived, the vacancy turned into "full." There is something about a National Park that we all love. In fact, I thought about how great it would be to be a park ranger when I was considering job options while I was in college. Things went in a slightly different direction.
These women are living the dream and each day they get to call a National Park their office. Don't get me wrong, this is not an easy job. They still have to deal with unhappy campers with a smile. I witnessed it myself as car after car pulled up hoping for a spot.
I wasn't the only one who thought the park would be a great place to go right before a holiday weekend. More on touring the sites in the next blog.
A big thank you to all of these wonderful rangers that took the time to help me with my project.