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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

My World Tuesday - The gypsy life of a seasonal park ranger

As the fall of 2003 approached I decided to stay at Oregon Caves National Monument as a winter volunteer...

25 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Just looking at how you were buried in snow makes me think it was a good idea to head south!

How interesting that you're into mycology!

imac said...

Wow what a post and love the photos. All that snow, gee, glad you got out.

antigoni said...

I am impressed. You must have an amazing life.

ewok1993 said...

Very interesting world you have. I love your posts.

fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Really great photos and such interesting info on the caves.

Babooshka said...

Your world is so different. I think most of have a secret hankering to do what you've done. Love that sunset header too.

Susie of Arabia said...

This was really interesting, and the photos are terrific. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us.

Kathy said...

LOl didn't realize you could leave so much of yourself in a cave. Looks like you have been hit with lots of snow. Great photos! Hope you have a great week.

Karen said...

One thing I love about reading other people's blogs is that I learn new things daily. My new thing today was "mycology". thank you for leading me to that side search.

Ruth said...

What an interesting post. I have enough trouble keeping my house clean. I would not want to do "grotto cleaning"!

Guy D said...

Wow those are great shots, thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures</a

George said...

This is so interesting. I never thought of the need to clean caves! I also have trouble visualizing 30 inches of snow. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Talk about a deep snow. No wonder you had Joshua Tree on your mind. One adventure leads to the next.

Larry D said...

Great post and photos!

Janie said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures. Sounds like a wonderful, fulfilling life. I noticed that your dog Carson just recently passed away. I know you must miss him. Dogs are such wonderful cheerful companions. Too bad they can't stay with us longer.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Cool pics of those mushrooms and that was loads of snow too!

Wren said...

I can see why you wanted warmer weather after that. But it is pretty to look at.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Amazing Gaelynn and I never thought about all the stuff us humans leave behind unwittingly!

Natural Moments said...

We collect mushrooms too. When we were in winthrop, we were mainly collecting morels, but I've been known to hunt down Boletes, Chantrelles, Oyster Mushrooms, Fairrings, Chicken of the Woods, Shaggy Manes, and a few more here and there. It gives one a different view of the forest.

Must have been exciting to get snowed in.

We may be going to California in two weeks. I want to show Stacey Joshua Tree then.

dowhatyoulove said...

Wow, look at all that beautiful snow! Do you have snowshoes for when that happens to go explore? Joshua tree sounds like a great place to visit, and warm up!

Arija said...

I love edible mushrooms but photograph anything in the Fungi line to compare seasonas representation of species due to weather conditions.
Great post.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What an interesting post! I would never have thought you'd have to clean out a cave but I guess that does make perfect sense. That was a LOT of snow.

Larry Jordan said...

Hi Gaelyn, I think many people would love to live the life you lead. It sure looks like you enjoy it!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.

Leanne said...

That snow is amazing...i have only seen snow twice in my life.

Louise said...

I only thought cave cleaning was cleaning up after bats! Lint?! Wow!

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